Philip Caputo’s A Rumor of War

Read Philip Caputo’s A Rumor of War and watch the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket directed by Stanley Kubrick. Write a three to four page essay (typed and double-spaced) that compares and contrasts the main themes presented in both. What questions or issues do the author and director raise in their works? What purposes do you think they had for either writing the book or making the film respectively. Are these purposes achieved? Are there flaws or weaknesses in either of these works? Finally, can film serve as an effective medium for historical discourse?