Thursday, April 26, 2012

Good Form

My favorite passage in the book is story Good Form. It says “it’s time to be blunt. I’m forty-three years old, true, and I’m a writer now, and long time ago I walked through Quaug Ngai Province as a foot soldier. Almost everything else is invented. But it’s not a game. it’s a form. Right here, now as I invent myself, I’m thinking of all I want to tell you about why this book is written as it are. “(O’Brien 179). We can see how O’Brien didn’t want to lie, and if he did it was just a way to make us feel and understand how he felt.
            In this story I felt very different than before in term of reading the true and the untrue stories. I can see why O’Brien had to do such thing. I can see what he really felt and what he want us to understand from his writing. I can feel how he felt about the soldiers, how he can’t forget even after war.
            One of my interpretive questions is why the rest of the soldiers that left blamed themselves for Kiowa death? Also, one question about the book is why the writer wrote the untrue stories even though the true stories where more unbelievable?


  1. I understand that O'brien want to make us to understand about the true and untrue stories and how they are totally different.

  2. true stories might not be accepted

  3. good quote, and good interpretive quote about kiowa, i did the same

  4. Picked same, great passage.


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