Thursday, November 17, 2011

Best Chapter?

I think that Chapter 7, ‘Day by Day: A Soldier’s Diary’ is the greatest chapter in the book.  This chapter is very graphic in the author’s combat experiences.  The way the Trebonyak uses figurative language, it paints a clear, emotional picture on what war really looks like.  He expresses the way his generals, sergeants, and lieutenants are talking to his platoon and the way the enemies are talking to each other.  The chapter is very suspenseful because you don’t know what happens next.  At one point in the chapter, he gets shot in the head, but his helmet luckily stops it, only giving him a minor concussion.   Later in the chapter, the author’s platoon wins the battle at St. Lo.

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