• Man I Killed
    eyes. The right eye socket was a “star-shaped hole [that] was red and yellow” (1). He expresses the appearance of life with the eye socket with the continuous killings. Tim O’ Brien’s is expressing his guilt as he talks about the eye socket. Imagery plays a huge role in “The Man I Killed” to...
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  • Tim O Brien
    In the story “The Man I Killed” the author Tim O' Brien is the character in the story but the story does not use first person. This is because the story is not revolved around him but revolved on the man he has just killed in the Vietnam war. The character in this story focuses on the dead...
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  • the things they carried
    ended the soldiers returned home to realize that the dreams they had put on hold did not always turn out the way they hoped. The emotional burdens that the soldiers bear are greater because of their young age and inexperience. In the chapter “The Man I Killed”, OBrien is overwhelmed with guilt and...
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  • A Heavy Conscience
    A Heavy Conscience The Things They Carried is a captivating novel by Tim OBrien that describes some of the events that the main character (also named Tim OBrien) and his friends experienced as soldiers fighting in Vietnam. Like any other human beings, these men made mistakes but sadly in their...
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  • Things They Carried Term
    faced with struggle. All the events of battles and deaths are reconstructed through the memory of Tim O' Brien and the comrades of his company. All the feelings of grief,love,longing,morality and loneliness are visible within each man. All these stories and actions are put together through...
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  • The Man I Killed + Norman Morrsion
    , many people started to react to this, and truly began to think about the war. The poem called Norman Morrison, by Adrian Mitchell, and the excerpt “The Man I Killed” in the novel, The Things They Carried, by Tim OBrien both show the breakdown of individuals under the stresses of the modern world...
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  • Ambush the Brutality of War
    jungle. It is called the thick for a reason; the jungle is impossibly dense, blocking out much of the light: “For the first few moments I felt lost not sure about directions, groping for my helmet and weapon” (OBrien). The American soldiers were not used to this jungle environment but the enemy...
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  • The Things They Carried
    down. Whether you die in combat or not, a piece of your is almost left on the battle field. This is the point that O ‘Brian is trying to make. Another example of meta-fiction was the entire chapter titled, “The Man I Killed”. In this chapter, the young Tim O ‘Brian shorts a man in the face. After...
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  • The Seriousness of the Weight and Emotions the Men Carried
    struggle. All the events of battles and deaths are reconstructed through the memory of Tim O' Brien and the comrades of his company. All the feelings of grief, love, longing, morality and loneliness are visible within each man. All these stories and actions are put together through...
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  • The Things They Carried
    , "The Man I Killed" and "Ambush," are written so that O'Brien can confront his own guilt over killing a man with a grenade outside the village of My camp. In "The Man I Killed," O'Brien imagines the life of his victim, from his childhood to the way things would have turned out for him had O'Brien...
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  • The things they carried
    , emotional burden is most likely acquired. In the Alpha Company, emotional burden was acquired by the most of them through witnessing death and unfortunate events. For Instance, after Tim OBrien killed his first soldier; he became overwhelmed with the grief that came on. He dealt with the emotional burden...
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  • Ptsd
    Tim O Brien. Crazy in war. 3. Family/Social i. Loss of marriages ii. Alcohol Abuse, love was lost in the war, and therefore love cannot be transferred back into reality. iii. Large crowds frighten them, loud noises instigate flashbacks iv. "I can't sit with...
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  • Analysis of Important Quotes in "The Things They Carried"
    1. “In any war story, especially a true one, it’s difficult to separate what happened from what seemed to happen. What seems to happen becomes its own happening and has to be told the way. “ (71) Significance: This quote describes the entire style in which the book is written. Tim OBrien...
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  • War Essay
    War can take a toll on the mind, body, and soul of a man. In “The things they carried” by Tim OBrien, the author sympathetically describes not only the physical weight a soldier must carry while in combat, but also the emotional baggage that also comes along with war. OBrien starts out the...
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  • The Things They Carried Essay
    hole. This quotation, from “The Man I Killed,” describes the corpse of a young Vietnamese soldier whom O’Brien killed with a grenade. Many Americans during the war experienced a lot of the same horrific moments. Which they would later have to cope with during and after the war. This would later be...
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  • Things They Carry Essay
    English Period B 5/5/11 The Things they Carried is narrated by Tim OBrien who is also the main character of the novel. The book takes you through his personal experiences in the Vietnam War and shows what the war was like. When O’Brien enters the war, he was scared, 22 years old and left...
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  • The things they carry
    with the land. 2. ______ I offered Tim 200.00 dollars and the opportunity to escape to Canada when we went fishing in my boat. 3. ______ I played Volleyball at Mount Sebastian and wrote letters to Jimmy. 4. ______ I was the new medic and Tim O Brien and Azar played a mean trick on me while...
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  • Dfew
    face with. Many soldiers develop psychological and emotional problems that can affect in their lives. Everyone in life always has difficulties or conceals secrets. Like in the chapter “The man I killedTim was telling the story about the man he killed in combat. Tim o Brien couldn’t discuss...
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  • Englush
    : Writing Piece 2: “The war was like a Ping Pong Ball”, “He compares the war to checkers”. On page 34 he says, “you feel boredom like a leaky faucet” When Tim OBrien compares the war to checkers, it is a moment of great irony. This is because he mentions the game of checkers being very organized...
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  • Reflections on the Things They
    portrayal of Lt. Cross. The reader can easily see the man, crouching in the bottom of a muddy hole, burning photographs while thinking of a terrible blame he felt was his: it is a sad scene to picture. Another thing O’Brien does in his story is, as I mentioned above, to concentrate more on...
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