Mark Fossie from the “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong” was in the Vietnam War with fellow soldiers. He misses his longtime girlfriend Mary Anne Bell, who he has been dating since they were children. He says to the soldiers, “You know. Bring in a girl. I mean, what’s the problem?” That was followed by “six weeks later his girlfriend showed up.” Mark wrote a letter to Mary Anne saying he missed her and he wanted her to come and be with him. He controls her because she listened and came. Any other girl would have told her boyfriend or husband that she will see him when he gets home. After some time, Mary Anne feels comfortable being in Vietnam and starts to be with the Greenies. When this happens, Mark gets mad. H...
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...tting stress on his life. Troy Maxson in “Fences” and Mark Fossie in the “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong” may seem like controlling people who deserved the loss of the end of the story, but if the reader looks at their life and all they have been through, are going through, and will go through, they can sympathize with these two characters and realize that they are not so bad. They are only human and deep down they are loving men with compassion for the world.
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