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Its ok Could use a little work I would only recommend it as another view point when considering writing about this She loved If it wasnt the first essay it would have done better Where does the story of Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong take place Upon reading the story one would first assume that it takes place in Vietnam Upon further examination however it becomes quite evident that it really takes place inside Rat Kileys head This isnt to declare the story false instead one should examine the influence and literary freedom that Rat flexes upon the truth For Rat Kiley facts were formed by sensation not the other way around 101 The story occurs in two separate but equally chaotic places Vietnam and Rats head The story intertwines between the two settings and in order to completely grasp the idea behind them one must first recognize then separate and analyze the two settings Upon the first reading of this work the reader finds himself dropping into the story of a seemingly misplaced girl in Vietnam The role of Rat Kiley seems somewhat minor and irrelevant Upon the second and third times through however his role as the storyteller stands out It becomes more evident that he holds Mary Anne with the highest regard He romanticizes her relationship with the war He is so amazed with the fact that a girl can be seduced by the lure of the wilderness that he begins to talk about her with the listeners as if she were the attractive girl from school that everyone knows but nobody dates You knowI loved her Mary Anne made you think about those girls back home how clean and innocent they all are 123 Rat is pushing his views upon the listener He is shaping how the story is seen The reader sees triple-canopied jungle mountains unfolding into higher mountains ravines and gorges and
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