Help with Questions to The Things They Carried: Good Form (pages 179-180)
Good Form (pages 179-180)
1. In “Good Form,” O’Brien casts doubt on the accuracy of the entire novel. Why does he do so? Does it make you more or less interested in the novel? Does it increase or decrease your understanding?
2. What is the difference between “happening-truth” and “story-truth?”
3. Why is “story-truth” more real sometimes than “happening-truth?”
4. Explain why O’Brien feels that it should not matter to the reader whether or not the stories are true. According to O’Brien, what is the most important thing that does matter?