“Speaking of Courage,” “Notes,” “In the Field”: analysis, synthesis
In “Notes,” O’Brien asserts, by telling stories, you objectify your own experience. You separate it from yourself. You pin down certain truths. You make up others. Consider the three versions of Kiowa’s death told in these stories and then write a thoughtful and well-organized essay in which you examine the chief differences in the three accounts and then propose and support a credible reason for O’Brien’s telling this story in this way.