Thursday, April 26, 2012


My favorite passage from the story In The Field " When a man died, there had to be blame. Jimmy Cross understood this. You could blame  the war. You could blame idiots who made th3e war. You could blame Kiowa for going to it. You could blame the rain. You could blame the river. You could blame the field, the mud, the climate. You could blame the enemy. You could blame the mortar rounds. You could blame people who were too lazy to read a newspaper, who were bored by the daily body counts, who switched channels at the mention of politcis. You could blame whole nations. You could blame  God. You could blame the munitions makers or Karl  Marx or trick of fate or an old man in Omaha who forgot to vote".

I feel sad in this story because it talked about how some good soldiers were dead for nothing. How some soldiers lost their great friends in the war like Kiowa who has been blown up by thrown bomb. there are a lot of different things that can be learned from this story such as we should not go war or even thing of it. It also can be learned  that the war doesn't have any beneficial, but so much wast of every thing such as people dying, losing land, lost hope of future, and so much more. All human beings need peaceful place to live in, but wars or conflicts that will harsh their life.

                                           interpretive questions

1. Why Tim O'brien  saying that when a man died there has be blame on something?

2. Why Jimmy Cross Said he did not want to take responsibility of leading the military through the war?

3. Why did Tim O'brien go back to the field, where Kiowa was dead?


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