The Role Of Story Telling In The Vietnam War

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The role of storytelling was a life saver for the many men trying to survive in and out of the war. However, telling stories to just themselves wasn’t always enough for some especially once they returned home. Not all those who returned could handle returning to life before war. Not all soldiers were like Norman, unable to cope with civilian life. That many were able to express their emotions through story telling made the transition back to home much easier. “Stories the narrator suggests, can heal the traumatized veteran of the Vietnam War and provoke an amnesiac nation into “working through” its troubled past.” (Bly ,189) Story telling was the soldier’s salvation, their survival method. Being able to tell their stories let them express everything