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Going After Cacciato an epic novel written by Tim O’Brien, is all about a platoon of men moving away without leave (AWOL) searching for a young guy named Cacciato at the creativity of a man of the platoon called Paul Berlin. In Going After Cacciato the "tea party," involving the AWOL platoon and Li Van Hgoc contributes greatly to the novel by adding to this confusion and teaching the reader how to deal with the war and the ’noise.' The very first thing that this "tea party" does is that it introduces the reader to Li Van Hgoc. The reply of Paul Berlin into Li Van Hgoc and his party was a "falling feeling, a slipping, and... being from the tower by the sea" This sets the novel rather than truly being steady, but as "slipping" and "falling" Li Van Hgoc helps to set the confusion in Going After Cacciato. He reveals the madness of individuals during wartime, the madness of war, along with the madness of the world. Since thisparticular, "tea party," is an obvious allusion to Alice in Wonderland, it also can help to grow the 'sound' and confusion of this publication. The tea party can help to demonstrate that the world has just become more complicated and perplexing to the platoon. They did not just fall in a hole on the road to Paris, but that they had been "Falling Through a Hole on the Road to Paris." They weren't only in a hole, but they dropped through a hole. Going through the gap the men of the platoon reached the other side...