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1OBrien says that it is hard to tell a true war story because a true war story is unbelievable Sometimes its just beyond telling p 461 he says in his short story He then goes on to tell the story of the six men on the listening post who begin to hear weird sounds coming out of the rocks Most people would not believe this story which makes it hard to tell because it is frustrating when someone does not believe what you are saying is true When listening to a true war story emotions get in the way People have different opinions on war Some see it as blood and gore while others see it as showing pride in your country When a person is listening to a war story their own opinions on war will influence the impression that the story will have on them The question of truth may also get in the way of listening to a true war story As I stated above OBrien says all true war stories are unbelievable At the end of his essay OBrien gives the example of a woman coming up to him in tears after he tells the story of Rat Kileys death He says the woman does not get the true point of the story because her emotions and opinions on war got ahead of her They got in the way of her truly listening to the story 2One key word in this story is obscenity I feel that the author uses this word to describe the true way a war is What he saw while at war was much different from how war is depicted on movies and television Much of what is written in this essay is considered crude or obscene by many people Another key word in the story is moral OBrien uses it many times throughout the story He says
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