I didn't know it was all that complicated. I promise you, this girl will most definitely learn. Rat helped Fossie up and they went outside and the music and Mary Anne's voice could be heard again. Sometimes she wanted to swallow the whole country to have it in her. The Things They Carried Chapter 9, Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong Tim heard another story from Rat Kiley, who was given to exaggeration. The next part is what he's heard so you can never know if it's fully true. She was part of the land.
She gets rid of her jewelry and loses all interest in her appearance. I think that Tim O'Brien does a very good job at throwing in all of that information about how much this weighs and who has to carry that to almost overwhelm the reader. Slowly, as the story of Mary Anne's transformation progresses, Sanders focuses his objections less on the truth of Kiley's story and more on the telling itself. Mary Anne becomes intrigued with them and runs away often at night to go into the forest. By the story's end, Mary Ann's innocence is a distant memory.
The vignette begins with O'Brien talking about truth. Finally, Mary Anne is the most real example of love in the novel. Green Beret A member of the Special Forces of the U. She returned three weeks later, a different person. She is enlivened and empowered by war: its influence prompts her to make plans for future travel and to attempt to steer her path away from the life she earlier considered desirable. But it is clear that Mary Anne is restless with these restrictions, even though they work on her for a while.
She changes just as all the men in the war change, but somehow, because she's a cute girl, that change is more troubling. When the sun rose, Rat said he saw Mary Anne come into the compound tired but happy. By that, I mean it should feed us new information that we had not earlier possessed; a news story or a documentary does this quite well. Rat pauses to comment on the story so far--something that hates, because he thinks it ruins the flow of the story. They go to war as boys and return from war as killers. She believed that this is where she belonged and wanted to live for the rest of her life. Fossie makes arrangements to send her home but Mary Anne is not pleased with the prospect—she becomes withdrawn, and she eventually disappears.
Mary Ann's naiveté reflects this. After midnight Rat and Eddie Diamond went out to check on him. Mary Anne is curious and a fast learner—she picks up some Vietnamese and learns how to cook. He has now completely dissolved any difference between story and truth or fiction and fact. Typically, a novel contains four basic parts: a beginning, middle, climax, and the end. This novel consists of a story truth and a real truth.
A few times they nearly saw Mary Anne. They bear the weight of their country on their backs, but they also have different emotions weighing on their hearts. Then one night she disappeared with the Green Berets again. Mary Anne always wanted 3 kids and to die in the arms of her loving husband. Rat suddenly said that he loved Mary Anne, everyone did.
Later that day, Mary Anne appears fully groomed, wearing her feminine clothes. Rat said everything he's told up until now is what he experienced, but after this point it's things he's heard. No one can be sure what the fascination is, we all just know that it is there and will probably never go away. The jungle has an even more radical effect on her character. Eventually she stops wearing make-up, and her attention is consumed by learning how to use an M-16 assault rifle. Total Immersion in War Ultimately, Mary Ann symbolizes a common phenomenon for Americans fighting in Vietnam - or any war, for that matter. We all did, I guess.
A powerful drug is a perfect metaphor for how we greet unfamiliar territory. When Mark Fossie heard Mary Anne was back, he stood outside of the Greenies fenced off area all day. Fossie suggests that she return home, but she does not. She was like most of the young men who went off to war in the way that her innocence was dissipating quickly. Then one day she simply disappeared. She acts like a tourist, going where she pleases and marveling at the simplicity of the country.