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09/07/2019

How and why did Ron Kovic’s feelings about Vietnam change over the course of the movie Born on the 4th July?

QUESTION
How and why did Ron Kovic’s feelings about Vietnam change over the course of the movie Born on the 4th July?
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ANSWER
To explain this would mean I have to explain the whole movie. The movie is pretty straightforward I don’t understand how you can’t see the difference.

At the beginning he was all for serving his country and being an all american christian boy. He idolized soldiers because when he would go to memorial day parades everybody there would worship soldiers so it appeared to him that soldiers were these great heroes.

After the war he realized it wasn’t worth it. His government abandoned him, everybody didn’t want to deal with him being a cripple and he became a cynical government hating atheist.