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A Rumor of War Setting & Symbolism

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Annamese Cordillera

A seemingly endless expanse of jungle in the North of Vietnam, the Annamese Cordillera is a jungle as large as the sea. Mountain range after mountain range rolls in the distance as far as one can see. The Cordillera is referred to as the "Out there," and is feared by local Vietnamese and by foreign soldiers alike. This area is known for Bengal tigers, cobras, and Viet Cong ambushes.

Anxiety, Depression, and Fear

As the war progresses, anxiety, depression and fear are the emotions that take hold most deeply in the hearts of the soldiers. Each of them, in their own right, become an obstacle to the men in the jungle, and they have to fight as much with their own psyches as they do with the enemy, in order to overcome the crippling effects of these emotions.

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