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Warfare Stories


War stories have always fascinated the general audience as well as the literary experts. Despite the fact that there is not a lot of emotional conviction involved in the actual warfare, the fact of the matter is that the way war effects of the lives of the people and the related tragedies have always created stories that have intrigued the general audience. In this paper, it would be seen whether Vietnam War novel Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers and the letter by Commander Edward W. Jewel as war stories.

Thesis Statement

One of the key facts about the war stories is that the major war has to be at the central premises of the plot, thus it is important to have this realization that not every story that revolves around the war can be claimed as a war story.

Title of the Pieces

The title of both the pieces is as followed.

  1. Vietnam War novel Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  2. Letter by Commander Edward W. Jewel


If one talks about the story of Vietnam War novel Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers would not be qualified as a war story. It is due to0 the fact that it comes across as a more of a coming of age story rather than the story that is actually based on the warfare. It is a story about people who are coming of age due to the trials and the tribulations that they are facing due to the war rather than providing insight about the way war is fought. For instance, “Lord, let us feel pity for Lieutenant Carroll, and sorrow for ourselves, and all the angel warriors that fall. Let us fear death, but let it not live within us” (128). On the other hand Letter by Commander Edward W. Jewel, it is a story that is based on the actual war and provides a good insight about the way actual warfare is carried out.


In the hindsight, it can be said that the warfare stories should be the one that should be based on the fights and the strategies that are formulated during the coruse of the war rather than talking about the incidents that are related to the war or how people are affected during the coruse of the war.

Works Cited

Myers, Walter Dean. Fallen angels. Zola Books, 2013.

Said, Edward W. Interviews with Edward W. Said. Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2004.



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