1. The story that has meant the most to me is "On The Rainy River." Tim O'Brian i showing his true colors here in this passage. He shares a story that many people at the tim did not know and that would cause people to look at him differently. I have the same feelings towards war as he does, but his final decision was different than what mine would of been if I was in his circumstances. This shows true human emotions and a tearing of a new life to his old one where he could likely die in battle for his country.
2. Tim O'Brian is who I connect with. In my response for number one I stated that he and I have the same mindset on war and what we would do to escape the draft. He is also a leader in his school and had a great future in front of him. He shows, courage, bravery, and independence. He shows all of these characteristics mostly when he was at the cabin with Elroy.
3. I enjoy how Tim O'Brian relives his stories through the processes of writing. He shares his stories with other people through his book to help us visualize the past and have a mindset of what happened when he was living through this war. He is a very descriptive writer, all the way down to the smell of things. I really like that I can imagine the smells and sights of what happened, even if it is sometimes gory or horrific.
4. In the chapter "On the Rainy River" I liked the part where he stated his scholarship opportunity and he got selected for the draft and is now "loosing" it, all because he has to go away. Page 39, the second paragraph on that page, "...I was too good for this war. Too smart, too compassionate, too everything. It couldn't happen. I was above it. I had the world dicked- Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude and president for the student body and a full ride scholarship for grad studies at Harvard." That really hit me that people were taken away from their lives for this war. I personally think that is horrible and shouldn't be done. But it happens anyways.