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Tim OBriens How to Tell a Ture War Sotry and Margaret Atwoods Death by Landscape are tragic stories that are relived through the memories of the narrators I would not consider How to Tell a Ture War Sotry and Death by Landscape ghosts sotries My understnatding of a ghost story is a haunting of someone or something Both stories are interpretations of a personal belief of what happened to thier friends The narratior of How to Tell a True War Story describes how he saw Lemon die He is mostly disturbed by the politicians and colonels actions in the war In Death by Landscape Lois tries to live two lives Lucys and her own Lois life is confined due to her fear of the wilderness She also collects landscape drawings Despite the fact that there are no people in them or even animals its as if there is something or someone looking back out The narrator of How to Tell a True War Story expresses his trauma in how he tells his war stories He believees that war is hell In Death by Landscape the narrator expresses her truama by Lois fear of the wilderness Both narrators try to exercise their pasts by carrying on the memory of their friends and the good times that they spent together Flashbacks in both stories emphasize the effect at the end of the story by helping the narrators cope with the loss of their friends The settings also show emphasis In Death by Landscpae and How to Tell a True War Story the tragic incidences take place in a forest This is where the climax of the stories take place Also the lives of the characters are dransically changed by these tragic events The narrator in How to Tell a True War Story feels that he has to tell the story exact to make people understnad what went on in Vietnam If
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