He forces readers to ask themselves about the power of storytelling, the role of truth in storytelling, and the burdens soldiers carry during and after war.
So as you can see within the two events Jimmy Cross had to deal with in this novel, you can see that he did have much guilt against the deaths in the war.
He didn’t want the leadership but having it lead to the turmoil in his life.
When reading this study guide, note the designations used to distinguish between Tim O’Brien the author and the fictional character in the novel, “Tim O’Brien”.
Despite the similarities that the two share, it is important to remember that the work is a novel and not the autobiography of the author.