Tim O達rien


Is it honorable to fight for what your country wants when you do not believe in it yourself? Both writings, antiwar statements make a very real argument against needless war. They perform it very differently.


While reading Tim O達rien痴 story truth version of his moral dilemma during the summer of68, I could feel what he was going through. He made the experience real to me. How could he be expected to fight for an idea he didn稚 agree with or even understand for that matter? The wording allowed his message to come across plainly yet still it drove directly into the heart of me. He spoke to me. My chest tightens when I even think of that kind of conflict. I would致e been a coward too.


Wilfred Owen痴 remembrance of a tragic death is more dramatic than real. He describes an account of a comrade痴 death due to what I assume to be mustard gas or another chemical grenade of that effect during WWI. He is saying, 展ar is Hell! By describing this event in poetic terms I feel a separation between the real and the tragedy.


Though he makes a very powerful statement I feel distanced from it.


O達rien gave much detail to his story. It痴 in the detail and not the grace of a fancy tongue that has won me over.