This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
The Narrator-Tim O'Brien - This is a native of Minnesota who is drafted the summer after he finishes college.
The Viet Cong - This is the shadowy insurgent army fighting to liberate southern Vietnam from the Americans.
Drill Sergeant Blyton - This is a professional soldier of the traditional kind who detests weakness and intellect.
The Chaplain - This character is friendly but is more of a military officer than a spiritual counselor.
The Battalion Commander - This character believes O'Brien is simply afraid of dying and ignores the questions of...
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