How is Paul’s experience different from those of the others? It is on the story " Calling Home " by TIm O'brien .

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In this story, four friends are trying to call home from Vietnam to the United States.  They are using a radio telephone technology that is new to most people.

In the story, Eddie and Doc go first and second, respectively.  They both get through to their families.  For them, the...

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In this story, four friends are trying to call home from Vietnam to the United States.  They are using a radio telephone technology that is new to most people.

In the story, Eddie and Doc go first and second, respectively.  They both get through to their families.  For them, the calls show how they have grown in some way apart from their families.  All they can talk about is how their parents are behind the times and, in Eddie's case, how his little brother is growing up.

Paul, by contrast, does not get to talk to his family.  The phone keeps ringing, but no one answers.  While it rings, he pictures his home and its surroundings.  But he ends up happier, perhaps, than the others because he got what he wanted just picturing home.

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