War in Literature
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By reading literature written by those who lived through the experience of war, the reader can gain a better understanding of what war is like and what the lasting impact of war might be. This paper shows three examples of the brutal impact of war in Tim O'Brien's short story, "The Man I Killed," and the poems, "You and I Are Disappearing," by Yusaf Komunyakaa and "Song of Napalm," by Bruce Weigl.
From the Paper:"The fact that the narrator never speaks is an incredible display of a human reaction to a savage event. The silence is also the only real indicator to the emotions that the narrator is feeling, if anything. This is reinforced by having the other characters in the story speak to the narrator with no success in generating any kind of response. The reader is able to understand the weight of what has happened to the narrator by the simple act of silence."
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