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Final Quiz This course is titled Language and the American Tradition: The Vietnam War. The argument we have been making is that the way we tell the story of the Vietnam War says as much about our nation, its monomyth, it tendency to bifurcate the world, and its values as it does about the war. From your reading and film viewing, please answer the following questions: 1. What do these films say about why we fought in Vietnam? The films offer a few explanations as to why we fought the Vietnam War. The first reason was that we were trying to follow the American monomyth. That the American soldier was the hero who came into a place torn apart by an outside force, fixed it, and left. In this view the hero cannot be apart of the society that he is fixing, but it is important to him never the less. A large part the hero must be separate is so that he use the enemies tools against him. There is also the possibility that the hero must create destruction in order to triumph. In this case the place the soldier is protecting
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course EDU 300 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '09 term at BYU.

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