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Dialectical Journal #20
This book overall was really pleasing to me. Covering a topic that many may have previous knowledge of, this novel puts all the facts and information into perspective, showing us the true and unbelievable encounters many had during the times of the Vietnam ...

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Dialectical Journal #18
pg. 208-233 "Sometimes I can even see Timmy skating with Linda under the yellow floodlights. I’m young and happy. I’ll never die. I’m skimming across the surface of my own history, moving fast, riding the melt beneath the blades, doing loops and spins, and ...

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Dialectical Journal #17
pg 208-233 This being the final section of the novel it closes with the same attitude that it entered with, despair. Starting off the novel with Jimmy Cross and Martha, that shows a sense of loss and the strive for normalcy, while the novel ends with many o...

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Dialectical Journal #16
pg.180-207 This section also deals a lot with the idea of change. After Tim is shot he is being cared for by Rat Kiley. After moving on to the later recovery process, he  returns to find that Rat too has been wounded and was shipped off, only to be replaced...

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pg.180-207 "I’d come to this war a quiet, thoughtful sort of person, a college grad, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, all the credentials, but after seven months in the bush I realized that those high, civilized trappings had somehow been crushed under t...

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Dialectical Journal #14
pg.155-179 “I want you to feel what I felt. I want you to know why story-truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth.” This sections has a big impact on the reader. What this sections tells us is what we have been reading about for the pervious parts of t...

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Dialectical Journal #13
pg.155-179 “A crime, Jimmy thought.” This crime being Kiowa’s death, the men in the platoon set on a search for his body. This section, being told in the third person, shows many different points of view, and how the death of a main character impacted the o...

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Dialectical Journal #12
pg.131-154 “A good war story, he thought, but it was not a war for war stories, nor for talk of valor, and nobody in the town wanted to know about the terrible stink. They wanted good intentions and good deeds” Norman still feels guilty for Kiowa’s death bu...

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Dialectical Journal #11
pg.111-130 “And his father would have nodded, knowing fully well that many brave men do not won medals for their bravery, and that others win medals for doing nothing.” Norman’s father knows that he is a brave man, but Norman still feels that he must impres...
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