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Apocalypse Now can be seen as a metaphor for the Vietnam War Era It can be seen as a metaphor due to many factors One factor is that the movie shows how the Vietnam War Era had a horrific impact on the way men thought Second it shows how men forgot about why the were fighting in Vietnam Lastly it shows how one mans involvement in the Vietnam War changed the way he lead his life in Vietnam The Vietnam War Era had a horrific impact on the way men thought One of the most disturbing incidences of how men changed the way they thought in the Vietnam War was the MyLai Massacre The men that were involved in massacre believed that all Vietnamese were the enemy The platoon involved in the massacre had lost a lot of men from their platoon earlier in the week When they had the opportunity to get even with the Vietnamese they did so by destroying every living thing in the village The impact on the war had a similar effect on the character Lt Col Kilgore The surfing lover Kilgore attacked a village in the hopes that his troops would be ably to surf Many of his troops knowing that the attack on the village would be dangerous did not want to risk their lives just to be able to surf Kilgore took the village in one of the most incredible series of scenes shot for the movie Kilgore accomplished his goal of being able to surf just like the troops involved in the MyLai Massacre accomplished their goal of revenge for the death of the buddies A second factor that shows how Apocalypse Now can be a metaphor for Vietnam War Era is in way the movie shows how men forgot about why the were fighting in Vietnam Many of the soldiers in the Vietnam War only had one thought The thought was to
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