Essays Tagged: "Mary Anne"

The Use of Setting in Tim O'Brien's 'The Story of the Song Tra Bong'

mes through, however, his role as the storyteller stands out. It becomes more evident that he holds Mary Anne with the highest regard. He romanticizes her relationship with the war. He is so amazed wi ... re the attractive girl from school that everyone knows but nobody dates. ' 'You know...I loved her. Mary Anne made you think about those girls back home, how clean and innocent they all are.' ' (123)R ...

(6 pages) 45 0 4.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Dirtiness of War - An In depth look of "The Things They Carried."

In "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong", O'Brien uses the story of Mary Anne Bell to illustrate the transformation of young, innocent, naive boys who go off to war and ... t cars, baseball, and girls. One young medic, Mark Fossie, had the idea of bringing his girlfriend, Mary Anne, to the compound from his hometown of Cleveland Heights. After complicated logistics and m ... the compound from his hometown of Cleveland Heights. After complicated logistics and much expense, Mary Anne arrived six weeks later on the re-supply chopper, "tired and somewhat lost" (pg 94), as mo ...

(5 pages) 19 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Things They Carried: Motifs Exhibited in "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong"

he war, some for the better but most for the worse. In “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong,” Mary Anne came to Vietnam a sweet and innocent girl fresh out of high school, but the allure of the ... f women as an escape from reality. Mark Fossie, a medic in the Vietnam War, brought his sweetheart, Mary Anne Bell out to Vietnam. Before the war, "[t]hey were very much in love, full of dreams, and i ...

(5 pages) 4242 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong”

me 1Ramirez2Casey RamirezProf. VerschageEng. II23 June 2014Essay 1"And then one morning, all alone, Mary Anne walked off into the mountains and did not come back" (110). Tim O'Brien's short story "The ... or an identity she has been deprived the ability to develop. The water of the Song Tra Bong removes Mary Anne's former notion of being as she, "stopped for a swim" (92). With her roles being erased Ma ...

(8 pages) 2 0 0.0 Jun/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies