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- Topic: Literature
- Paper #: 96340302
I can make myself feel again (O'Brien, p. 180).
And, through story truth, what the story is able to do for O'Brien, it becomes able also to do for the reader.
In "The Lives of the Dead," O'Brien further elaborates on his need for stories universally. Through make-believe -- imagination, stories, fiction -- O'Brien finds that he can not only resurrect the dead but also lay a barrier between himself and