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Discuss how the soldiers' view of their own morality changes through the novel's progression.

Discuss how men's loyalties changed from their country to their men in the novel. What events led to this transformation?

Compare/contrast Caputo's sense of personal identity from the beginning of the novel, when he first enlists as a Marine with his sense of identity, to when he returns to Vietnam as a field correspondent.

Discuss the role the jungles of Vietnam played on the men's moral and emotional status.

Explore the role of the Viet Cong, as they relate to each human's inner demons. How can they be considered beneficial to one's personal development? How can they be considered detrimental to one's personal development?

Explain why it was a hard decision for men to defect from military operations in Vietnam; even though they knew staying in the battle would most likely bring...

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