How to Interpret a True War Story

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How I Interpret A True War Story The theme to Tim O’Brien’s “How to Tell a True War Story” is that no war story holds absolute truth though told to be true, for there is no point to the Vietnam War and thus no point to a story of the Vietnam War. You cannot help but come to this conclusion through the repetitive manner in which O’Brien pounds these thoughts into your …

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…he somehow missed. With so much contradiction and confusion with the meaning of a true war story the reader can be led into thinking, “what is the point?” and this is exactly what I thought. “Often in a true war story there is not even a point, or else the point doesn’t hit you until twenty years later”, states the narrator. So maybe I will get the point twenty years from now. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**