Water Buffalo Vs Curt Lemon Analysis

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Water Buffalo vs. Curt Lemon The death of Curt Lemon is disturbing in the way O’Brien describes the event, while the hatred behind the death of the innocent water buffalo makes it even more upsetting. Curt Lemon’s death was glamorized with the eloquent descriptions where O’Brien gives the reader a play by play when “he laughed and took that curious half step from shade into sunlight, his face suddenly brown and shining” (84). The graceful properties of the event are so out of place in the sentence about the moment before someone’s death. The disturbing feel comes from the nonchalant way that he writes about the gruesome and detached explosion and clean-up. Although the way Lemon dies is the cringe-worthy

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