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 Nathan and War 
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I wonder how the story would be different if Nathan had either not gone off to war or if he had not been the only survivor in his platoon. I had to interview Vietnam vets and their wives for a report in middle school and I remember that the wives all said that the man they married was different then the man who came back from Vietnam. My grandmother also told me this about my Grandaddy. None of the women I talked to had husbands who stopped laughing or became mean after war, but all were different and suffered some type of nightmares. Any thoughts??

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Jennifer Wampler


Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:45 pm
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As stated in another thread, Nathan never forgave himself for hiding in the bushes while his platoon all died. He had an injured soul.

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Carrie Allen


Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:54 pm
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War can have very profound effects on people, and each person reacts differently based on their personality and their situation. I come from a military family on both sides, and both of my grandfathers were part of WW2. Each show different responses and each was affected differently. I believe it is entirely possible for someone to come back from war changed, calloused, mean, and miserable for the rest of their lives, without the ability or desire to smile or laugh again.

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