Essay Topic 1
In the "Temple of Mars," Marlantes discussed initiations. Discuss two types of initiations and the consequences if someone does not experience both initiations.
Essay Topic 2
In the preface, Marlantes explained why he wrote "What it is Like to Go to War." Discuss why Marlantes wrote the book.
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter Two, Marlantes discussed what it felt like to kill someone. Discuss the feelings that Marlantes and others might have had about killing someone.
Essay Topic 4
In Chapter Two, Marlantes discussed an incident in which the death of an NVA teen soldier was imprinted on his brain for many years. Discuss the incident, why it lingered in Marlantes' memory for so long, and how he dealt with the memory.
Essay Topic 5
In Chapter Two, Marlantes discussed the split that occurred when a warrior killed. Discuss the split and why Marlantes felt it was important that warriors...
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