Platoon: Hell is the Impossibility of Reason
00:00:00 - 00:01:30

A young recruit writes a letter to his grandma in which he shares his innermost thoughts about his experiences in the Vietnam War.

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Public Discussion Questions


  1. Why does it feel like hell to this soldier?
  2. How has he spent the first week?
  3. How do the experienced soldiers treat new ones?

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  • Common Core State Standards
    Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain reasons and outcomes for U.S. involvement in foreign countries and their relationship to the...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze the major issues and events of the Vietnam War such as the Tet Offensive, the escalation of ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the following major events of the Cold War, including the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and ...

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