First Blood Characters

David Morrell
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Rambo

The author never gives the reader more information on Rambo other than his last name. There is no first name or even his rank while he was in the Green Berets. Instead, the author introduces his main character by his last name only, not telling the reader that Rambo is a Vietnam vet who suffered in a POW camp in Vietnam until the story has already begun to unfold, misleading the reader almost as much as Sheriff Teasle allows himself to be misled by Rambo's reluctance to share his name and history.

Rambo is suffering from what is now called post traumatic stress syndrome. In the 70s, this was not a diagnosed disorder and therefore there was no treatment for it. However, Rambo suffers from his memories of war, the horrible things he went through as a POW and during his harrowing escape. Rambo returns home to a...

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