The Things They Carried

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In the short story “The Things They Carried” Tim O’Brien faces Jimmy Cross with the problem of surviving while fighting in Vietnam. While trying to maintain his sanity, Jimmy struggles between his old self and the person he has to become. Jimmy has to make some difficult decisions while in h ... Continue Reading

Symbols in

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Three symbols that are prevalent in The Things They Carried were the pictures and letters the men had, the Song Tra Bong, and Linda. He uses these symbols to have objects and people represent abstract ideas. The pictures and letters symbolized their past and what they left behind them when they ... Continue Reading

Fallen Angels

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In “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, the most important character is a Lieutenant Jimmy Cross. Throughout the story Lieutenant Cross deals with many different problems mentally and physically that hinders him to do his job as a leader. He also talks about a girl back home, whose nam ... Continue Reading

The Things They Carried

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Among the many solders in the Alpha Company, there were many things that were carried with them. They carried object such as can openers, knives, dog tags, bug repellent, water, guns and food. Most of these articles were a necessity in which they needed in order to endure the war. However, there ... Continue Reading

The Things They Carried

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The Things They Carried is a riveting book in which Vietnam War veteran Tim O’Brien abstractly writes of his experiences in the war. However, unlike many other historical books that focus on war, O’Brien captures not only his fellow soldiers actions and outward feelings, but transgr ... Continue Reading

The Things They Carried

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An Analysis of “The Things They Carried” In Tim O’Brien’s short story “The Things They Carried” he describes a group of American soldiers marching through Vietnam. The soldiers carried items that were basic “necessities” for survival during this terrible time in their lives. Th ... Continue Reading

Analysis of The Things They Carried

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In the short story, “The Things They Carried,” Tim O’Brien writes about the soldiers of Vietnam and the self versus war or nature that all of them had to carry with them. In this story, O’Brien writes about the intangible things that the soldiers carry with them such as memories and fears ... Continue Reading

Things They Carried

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Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried is a tale that deals not only with the risk of war, but also with the emotional effects it has on the young soldiers. Lt. Jimmy Cross is the designated leader. All of the men in the troop carried various items with them, both physically and emotionally. Afte ... Continue Reading

The Things they Carried

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Analysis of “The Things They Carried” In Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” he describes a group of soldiers as they make there way through the War ravished Jungles of Vietnam. Each soldiers is described as carrying items, both tangible and intangible, as they march on there miss ... Continue Reading

The Vietnam War Experience

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First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross is changed by the death of one of the soldiers under his command, Ted Lavender. A change is also experienced by the other soldiers in the once seventeen-man platoon, but none as telling as Cross’. He transforms both as an individual and a commander. His once treasur ... Continue Reading

The Things They Carried

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In Tim O’brien’s short story, “The Things They Carried,” he describes a certain platoon humping through the jungle of Vietnam. He portrays the setting and characters by describing the varies items each man would carry. The things each soldier would carry were both tangible and intangible i ... Continue Reading

A Lovestruck Officer Becomes Dehumanized in Tim O’Brien’s “T

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Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” tells the story of First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross and how his love for a woman and the death of one of his men ultimately lead to his dehumanization. Lieutenant Cross is very captivated by a girl named Martha, although he knows she does not love him a ... Continue Reading

The Thing They Carried

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War is hell. The simple phrase is basically true and seems easy to imagine. However, nothing compares to actually fighting in a war. The narrator, Tim O’Brien tells many stories about his war experience and brings the reader into his world of bravery, shame, death, an ... Continue Reading

The things they carried

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“The Things they carried”, the renowned author, Tim O’Brien, uses several literary devices to show the spiritual burden on the soldiers in the Vietnam War, by contrasting this burden with the actual physical load they have to carry. This burden has many aspects, and ... Continue Reading

The Things They Carried

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“The Things They Carried” is a short story by author Tim O’Brien. It is a fictional account of an American officer, Lieutenant Jimmy Cross, and his soldiers serving in Vietnam. The story begins with a description of the equipment the men are required or chose to carry with them as they patrol ... Continue Reading

The Things They Carried

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“The Things They Carried” In the short story “The Things They Carried” Tim O’Brien faces Jimmy Cross with the problem of surviving while fighting in Vietnam. While trying to maintain his sanity, Jimmy struggles between his old self and the person he has to become. Jimmy has to make some ... Continue Reading

The Things They Carried By Tim O'brien

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Tough Love in “The Things They Carried,” by Tim O’Brien In Tim O’Briens “The Things They Carried,” O’Brien describes the blind obsession of Lieutenant Jimmy Cross for a young girl named Martha, a junior at Mount Sebastian College in New Jersey. Burdened by the physical and p ... Continue Reading

The things they carried by tim o'brien

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Tough Love in “The Things They Carried,” by Tim O’Brien In Tim O’Briens “The Things They Carried,” O’Brien describes the blind obsession of Lieutenant Jimmy Cross for a young girl named Martha, a junior at Mount Sebastian College in New Jersey. Burdened by the ph ... Continue Reading

The Soldier And The Stone

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War. When a commoner thinks of this word, little is brought to mind. We get an image of a soldier; usually male, dressed in a camouflage uniform, helmet, and creeping through a field undetected by the enemy while carrying their gun. This naivety has kept us in the d ... Continue Reading

The Things They Carried

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Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried is not a novel about the Vietnam War. It is a story about the soldiers and their experiences and emotions that are brought about from the war. O'Brien makes several statements about war through these characters. He shows the violent n ... Continue Reading

Things They Carried

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“The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien is a story that lacks drama in the beginning but has plenty towards the end. One of the main characters Ted Lavender is killed (which is revealed near the end of the story) due to his Lieutenant Jimmy Cross’ fantasizing a ... Continue Reading

Things They Carried

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The Reason for O’Brien’s Title In Tim O’Brien’s story, “The Things They Carried,” he describes the important things men carried in war and why. What the soldiers carried was determined by necessity, field specialty, what ever helped with killing or staying alive, mission necessity, su ... Continue Reading

The Things They Carried

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Tim O'Brien's-The Things They Carried Eating Them Away For young people, the Vietnam War is a thing of the past and they can only learn about it from second hand sources. In Tim O'brien's The Things They Carried, it becomes very apparent that the Vietnam ... Continue Reading

Critical Analysis for The Things They Carried

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Often times in literature authors use specific items to further the understanding of the key characters. In “The Things They Carried”, Tim O’Brien wrote about the feelings and experiences of young soldiers in the Vietnam War. As he tells the story, he describes the tangible and intangible it ... Continue Reading

The Things They Carried: Weighing In

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“The Things They Carried,” by Tim O’Brien is a story about a group of soldiers marching through Vietnam during the war. It describes the men and the things that each of them carries. These soldiers carry both tangible and intangible items, which depends on each soldier individually. They ca ... Continue Reading