Forgot your password?  

Study & Research Vietnam War

This Study Guide consists of approximately 207 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Vietnam War.
This section contains 2,314 words
(approx. 8 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Vietnam War Encyclopedia Article

Tim O'Brien

By April 1968, nearly half of the American people had grave doubts about the morality and rightness of the war in Vietnam. Support for the war had been steadily slipping for two years. Protests against the Vietnam War occurred frequently, often on college campuses. Although students were able to defer their induction while they attended school, they were some of the most vocal protesters against the war. During this turbulent time, Tim O'Brien graduated from college and soon received his induction notice, his official orders to report for duty in the Army.

Until the last minute, O'Brien was unsure of whether he would report for duty. He believed the war in Vietnam was wrong and that Americans were dying there needlessly. Yet, he also realized he would disgrace his parents and himself if he avoided the draft by going to Canada. All these thoughts and more went...

(read more)

This section contains 2,314 words
(approx. 8 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Vietnam War Encyclopedia Article
Follow Us on Facebook