Killing Them with Kindness: Tim O'Brien's Rehabilitation of the Violent Vietnam Soldier.

TitleKilling Them with Kindness: Tim O'Brien's Rehabilitation of the Violent Vietnam Soldier.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsFerguson, Lisa
JournalWar, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities.
Volume29
Start Page1
Pagination1-29
Date Published01/2017
Abstract

A literary criticism of the book "Going After Cacciato" by Tim O'Brien is presented. Focus is given to the intentional shift of O'Brien to the benevolent perception of Asian women pre-Vietnam War. It examines the representation of Vietnamese women in the book as well as explores the American masculinity shown by the main character. An overview of the story is also given.

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