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Born on the Fourth of July Themes

Ron Kovic
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Themes

Alienation

Ron Kovic grows up in a community where he feels wholly integrated.His family is good to him, as are his siblings. He has many friends and a few very close friends. While he is shy and small when he is young, he remedies this as he matures. In high school, he is athletic and popular. Despite having few successes with women, he excels in many other areas. He also has a fairly deep Catholic faith, which integrates him in the life of his church community. When he joins the Marines, he acquires yet another community, this time a brotherhood prepared to go to their deaths together, and Kovic also experiences a great sense of patriotism and love of his country. This is all destroyed when he goes to Vietnam. When he kills the corporal from Georgia, he is alienated from his fellow soldiers. When he participates in...

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