Tim O Brien On The Rainy River Summary

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On the Rainy River, a story written by Tim O'Brien, about a twenty-one year old man who had a personal conflict on whether he should fight in the Vietnam War, a war that he thought was pointless because they didn’t even know why they were fighting in it; or to run away to Canada and escape his old life, essentially starting anew. The story starts with him sitting around thinking about his life and about the war that so many people supported with no reason behind it. Then it happens, the man who was so opposed to the war got the draft letter. So he starts thinking, should I just leave to Canada? It seemed like the right option to him, but he was so afraid of people judging him and the thought of his parents not trusting him or wanting im anymore
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