The Truth Within: "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien
People do not like to be lied to, especially when it comes about the past and history. Throughout the course of history, some of the facts can get twisted and altered around as they remember. When telling stories, people like to tell it the way the usually remember from their certain perspective and how it has made them feel. For example, when asking several soldiers about a certain event that has occurred in the military and war that they may be in, they would all have different perspectives on the event. It is not that some soldiers are lying and the others are saying the truth, but it's the way they tell the story to get the person to understand how they felt like. In The Things They Carried, O'Brien has a certain way in telling his and his buddies war stories. In order to truly convey how the soldiers felt, O'Brien manipulates the actual facts to make it gut wrenching, so you can get a better understanding on how they feel.