Truth can be defined in many ways.
How can we find truth in fiction?
The theme of Burdens
Loss of Innocence
What is metafiction and how does it accomplish verissimilitude?
How does Chapter One set the stage for the burdens discussed throughout the book?
How is the theme of loss of innocence expressed in this novel
Living with Shame
Truth and Reality
Stories can save us.
How do the various sections of the novel provide us with a comprehensive look at the role human shame plays in our decisions?
How does O'Brien make sense of the conflict between what actually occurred and the truth we gain from stories?
How does O'Brien use fiction as therapy?