The story that meant the most to me was How to Tell a True War Story, this story stuck out to me because it gave you a different perspective on war. The people who are listening to the stories don't actually ever listen they take out what they want to hear. Most people look at war and think oh so many people died from this tragic war but no one thinks about what the soldiers went through, what they experienced and how they felt. People do no think about how these soldiers feel when they lose a friend, in this stories case when Curt Lemon died. How the soldiers had to deal with it and to cope with it. It made an impact on me because not everything is as happy as people try to make it, and without these people war would have more of an impact on people that what it does now and how any good war story is never about the actual war its about the experiences and what you see. "And in the end, of course, a true war story is never about war. It's about sunlight. It's about the special way that dawn spreads over the river when you know you must cross the river and march into the mountains and do things you are afraid to do. It's about love and memory. It's about sorrow. It's about sisters who never write back and people who never listen."
The character that I connect to the best so far is Rat Kiley. I connect to him because he isn't the best at coping with people that he cares about dying, which I don't think anyone does. Rat Kiley is very passionate when it comes to people he cares about, and sometimes he doesn't always show it in the best way but he is always there for the people he cares about.
In the chapter of enemies they use narrative convention of plot. In this story they use it to describe why Dave Jensen is so paranoid about everything and the reason behind his paranoia. Without plot any story How to Tell a True War Story. "And in the end, of course, a true war story is never about war. It's about sunlight. It's about the special way that dawn spreads out onto the river when you know you must cross the river and march into the mountains and do things that you are afraid to do. It's about love and memory. It's about sorrow. It's about sisters that never write back and people who never listen." This passage impacted me the most because this is saying that war isn't all about the fighting but its about making memories and honoring those who have died, it's not just about how you fight the war but how you make memories and how you connect with the people around you. This something that everyone should use because without this tool, people would never know what it is like to be able to connect to people and to build real friendships.