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tc 2. On the Rainy River (short Story by Tim O'Brien)

tc 2. The narrator feels he was a coward for fighting in the Vietnam War. Do you share his opinion? Why or why not?

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Yes, I love this idea. The narrator feels it would be more brave to flee to Canada than fight in the war. Acting on principle, refusing to kill or be killed for politics was true bravery. Tim wasn't willing to give up his past or identity, it was easier for him to go to war. Yes, I totally understand this.