Tim O Brien Quotes

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The first quote that I am choosing to interpret is “…the world must be written about as it is or not written about at all…” I had chosen this quote, not only because it made me think for longer than 30 seconds, but it had a big impact on Tim O’Brien perspective on life after experiencing war. It is certainly true that if you don’t write about the world in truth then we as students or as children learning about the world would be all lies. Reading about how perfect the world is and expecting great things coming your way because it’s all about you and nothing bad will ever happen to you. If that were to happen, we as a society, or a person, would be blindsided by all the horrific horrible things that go on. Don’t get me wrong. The world is a very beautiful place but it has very many dark secrets hidden between the beautiful and “perfect” crevasses. Because we know the truth of the world, we are able to prepare ourselves with what may come. Whether that be good or bad. We would know how to handle…show more content…
At first I wasn’t sure what to think. It took me to a point where I had to put myself into his shoes. “Almost 5 A.M.. In another hour it’ll be 5:01. I’m on war time, which is the time that we’re all at on one point or another…” It’s almost like watching the clock in a class you don’t want to be in or you’re waiting for something to happen at a certain time and one minute goes by and it feels like it’s been a whole hour! We have all had this happen at some point in time in our lives. It’s no mistake. Being on war time may seem like an eternity. Hoping not to die and trying to survive. Watching and waiting to go home and reunite with family is a big thing and waiting for that is like watching a pot of water waiting for it to boil. I would assume that most of the soldiers in war back then and in today’s world have felt this way. I certainly don’t want to feel like every minute I’m closer to death than ever and seem like an
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