Monday, January 25, 2010
Exploration 4 Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong
I really liked this chapter for many reasons. One of them would be that it really shows how being in a place of violence and brutallity would influence the personal, characteristics or traits of an individual. It talks about how Mark Fossie got his girlfriend to come to Vietnam to visit him. She starts of as this really sweet, bubbly young lady named Mary Anne Bell. She was very young and kind hearted until the war changed her. I think that this book makes me feel a lot of emotions due to the tragic loss that is occuring through out the book. Many people die in the book, but the reason why it is so hard to get over the death of someone very close to you is when you know it could have been preveneted. I think people grief more when the person dies in a preventable situation rather than natural causes or when you know that it's coming.