Vietnam War Weakness

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Do you ever wonder why soldiers are so distant after serving. Tim O'Brien wrote "The

Things They Carried." The novel tells the story of the alpha company and their experiences

during the Vietnam war. In war friendship can lead to weakness.

One example of how friendship can cause weakness is when curt lemon died "rat pours

his heart out. He says he loved the guy. He says the guy was his best friend in the world. They

were like soulmates, he said, like twins or something, they had a whole lot in common." This

quote shows how out of it Rat Kiley was after his death, he was devastated and later went crazy

and tortured a baby water buffalo.

Another example of this would be when Rat Kiley was torturing the baby buffalo. " The

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