Literature and Film Analysis

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Discuss how Le Ly Hayslip’s memoir When Heaven and Earth Changed Places represents the important perspective of a Vietnamese peasant woman’s trauma of war. Discuss how as a witness to war she represents her own and her family’s struggle as peasants dislocated from their agrarian life and caught in the middle of a brutal, senseless assault on their values and mores.(3 Pages)

Discuss how Oliver Stone’s adaptation Heaven and Earth offers new meanings and can be viewed as a war film. How does Stone showcase war as external spectacle, while internal conflicts and individual agency are muted?How does Tommy Lee Jones add heroism to the war, especially given the “rescue” trope, which is emphasized in the film. (3 Pages)