Transformed Essay

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The Morgans are ready to make history again! In the way, though, is all the craziness that defines the sixties. Hippies, the Vietnam War, rioting frenzies, the Jesus Movement, free love, a political mutation, and this is just the social norm! All the unique characters live in this almost blooper of a reality. Changing the world and living up to the family name has a few more obstacles this time. The Vietnam War, a defining event in the sixties, was not the prettiest thing; it was some tough cookies! Travis Morgan gets thrown into what awaits him as a drafted soldier in the US Army, bound for Vietnam, completely unaware. He knows how to keep his cool, and already was a hero of a lifeguard. During his time in Vietnam, Travis displays some of the fear that most, if not all the soldiers in the war felt. The very real fear of dying haunted Travis and the soldiers around him. The fear of the VC was always at the forefront of every soldier's mind. The fear of nearly anything, even something small, would consume men day and night. Travis' personal fears slowly began to rise; his courage begins to dwindle. Travis falls off the edge of sanity when he finds himself trapped and abandoned underground in a dark, secret VC cave. His fear begins to multiply, and he starts to lose it. When Travis returns home, he is definitely changed. Filled with haunting fears from the war and extreme anxiety because of it, Travis decides to run away. He is so desperate. He is running on fumes. In his journey as a runaway, Travis finds his way to a revival service. The Jesus Movement gives him a new sense of hope, and he rediscovers the love his family and his God have for him. While Travis Morgan fought in Vietnam war after being drafted, Paige Morgan voluntarily fought in the war that was consuming American Society. A die-hard hippie, and a girlfriend to Dell (a major leader in the movement), Paige saw a drastically different side of the war. She attended riots, demonstrations, and rallies, and she looked like one of the most passionate members in the movement. After being kicked out of the house for being involved with all the political craziness and disgracing her father, Paige learns what it's like in the fast lane, living the wild life. After getting comfortable with her new lifestyle,...

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