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Unformatted text preview: Bao Ninh establishes the unreliability of Kien’s memory with the use of repetition. Kien can not pull himself out from the endlessly active memory of war, like depression, alcohol abuse, violence and nostalgia. Throughout the novel, Kien repeatedly examine the same memorial scenes, but each time he brings up his memory, it’s differently emotionally colored. The repetition of memorial scenes not only establishes the unreliability of Kien’s memory, but also helps developing the theme that war disintegrates people’s life and swallows up their soul....
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This note was uploaded on 12/31/2011 for the course LANG 111 taught by Professor Lancebeck during the Spring '11 term at Ave Maria.
- Spring '11