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Why Tim OBrien Lies All of us are guilty of lying at one time or another Whether it was a little white lie like whether the toothfairy is real or not or if it was something significant such as if you committed a serious crime we have all done it Lying is definitely a part of society and no one really likes it or appreciates it Especially when it concerns matters of the heart In the book The Things They Carried author Tim OBrien lies frequently There are times he will tell a sad heart touching story then tell you that it was not even true This is incredibly frustrating to anyone that reads the book However I do not think that any publisher in the world would publish such a book if there was not a purpose for creating the fabrications in the first place So it is to my sincere belief that Mr OBrien tells these fabrications for the purpose of proving a point and for the benefit of the reader I have loved this book from the beginning although had it not been for class discussion I would not have caught on to much I could feel however that there was something about this work of fiction that made it different from the others that I have read before I sit there sometimes with my mouth gaping open when I read about some of the ordeals they had to go through It made you think It gave you chills It could even make you cry So you can guess I was a pretty putout when I first read the line that story is made up I actually had to read it again to make sure I was not reading it wrong What a weirdo I thought What was this guy thinking Then I read the next line I want you to feel what I felt writes Mr OBrien I want
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