• Man I Killed
    “The Man I Killed” Guilt takes over ones mind and conquers the body because someone thinks constantly about a memory that previously occured. In Tim O’Brien’s, “The Man I Killed”, he starts with a list of physical features of the man he killed with a grenade in My Khe. He was imagining what the man’s...
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  • the things they carried
    Things They Carried The Things They Carried by Tim OBrien is a collection of twenty-two short stories about the mental and physical endeavors that the American soldiers in the Vietnam War that comes together in one short novel. In this collection OBrien often blurs the lines between fiction and reality...
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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 man's...
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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 situation...
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  • The Man I Killed + Norman Morrsion
    Final Rough Draft: “The Man I Killed” Similarity Between “Norman Morrison” The Vietnam War was considered a true fight during 1945 through 1975, which was about 30 years of bloodshed and was considered the longest war that the United States has ever fought. This war was one of the first wars to...
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  • Things They Carried Term
    only in our thoughts rather than our presence. As past events have unfolded so has the opportunity for growth. One such era includes the Vietnam War. Tim O' Brien's novel entitled The Things They Carried creates an atmosphere of knowledge surrounding the struggles related to the Vietnam War. To grasp...
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  • The Seriousness of the Weight and Emotions the Men Carried
    only in our thoughts rather than our presence. As past events have unfolded so has the opportunity for growth. One such era includes the Vietnam War. Tim O' Brien's short story, titled "The Things They Carried", creates an atmosphere of knowledge surrounding the struggles related to the Vietnam War. To...
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  • Ambush the Brutality of War
    Ethan Mahaffey Mrs. Minton LNG 332 9 February 2011 Ambush the Brutality of War “I did not hate the young man; I did not see him as the enemy; I did not ponder issues of morality or politics or military duty. I was terrified. There were no thoughts about killing. The grenade was to make him go...
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  • The Things They Carried
    They Carried Throughout his novel, the things The Carried, author Tim O’Brien uses a plethora of strategies to give the reader a deeper incite into the day to day life of an American ground soldier during the Vietnam War. O’ Brian shares with us his extensive knowledge and first hand experiences...
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  • The things they carried
    and clapped [Tim] on the shoulder, not roughly but not gently either. ‘What’s real?’ he said. ‘Eight months in fantasyland, it tends to blur the line. Honest to god, I sometimes can’t remember what real is’”(O’Brien 204). Mentioned in the chapter, “Ghost Soldiers”, Azar explains to Tim why he justifies...
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  • War Essay
    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 story by talking about...
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  • The things they carry
    NAME_________________________ Part I. Matching (some may not be used) WHO AM I? (2 pts.) 1. ______ I was the young girl who came over to see her boyfriend and eventually fell in love with Vietnam and become one with the land. 2. ______ I offered Tim 200.00 dollars and the opportunity to...
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  • Things They Carry Essay
    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 the war a sad middle-aged man who tells stories about...
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  • Ptsd
    for ALL?” Purpose: To highlight the battles after the war that Americans faced as evident through Ron Kovic’s Born on the Fourth of July and Tim O’Brien’s If I Die in a Combat Zone. Thesis Statement: Moreover, The brutal awakening to the value of human life and the numb hearts that returned to...
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  • The Things They Carried Essay
    In The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, O’Brien describes his personal experience in the Vietnam War. His experiences reflect many of his characters personal experiences. For the Vietnam War was one of the most gruesome wars ever fought by American Troops since the Civil War. Many of the long term...
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  • Analysis of Important Quotes in "The Things They Carried"
    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 writes the novel as though it is a memoir, but this isn’t the case. In the copyright information, readers learn that most of the events, with a...
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  • The Things They Carried
    Minnesota and later to Vietnam. In addition to Ted Lavender, a few other members of the Alpha Company are killed during their mission overseas, including Curt Lemon, who is killed when using a grenade to play catch with the medic, Rat Kiley. Though O'Brien is not close to Lemon, in "The Dentist...
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  • Dfew
    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 anything about his experiences in the war because he didn’t feel comfortable or he was feeling...
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  • The Things they carried
    ! protagonist - Tim OBrien - OBrien believes that he is more obligated to his family and country more than the war/politics. he tells stories of the Vietnam war once it is over and has to deal with some struggles. ! ! name and pertinent facts about author - OBrien was born in austin...
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  • Englush
    Things they carried work: May 1: 1. Distrust of the white man – p3 2. Unweighted fear – p10 3.  silent awe terrible power of the things they carried – p7 4.  CT.Cross – feeling for Martha 5. They all carried ghosts – p10 6.  The weight of memory – p14 7. CT.Cross – Lavendar...
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