• 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 conflict has proved to be one that many of the participants have not been able move away fro
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    The things they carried,by Tim O'brien "Oh man, you fuckin' trashed the fucker. You scrambled his sorry self, look at that, you did, you laid him out like fuckin' Shredded Wheat." I chose to start off my essay with this particular exert from the book because I think that it very much represents
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  • The Things They Carried - Themes
    In Tim O'Brien's novel, The Things They Carried, numerous themes are illustrated by the author. Through the portrayal of a number of characters, Tim O'Brien suggests that to adapt to Vietnam is not always more difficult than to revert back to the lives they once knew. Correspondingly the theme of ch
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    The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien All of the men from Tim O'Brien's book "The Things They Carried" carried physical items and unresolved emotional baggage. The men held onto the physical items and inside held the feelings to help them cope with and escape from the Vietnam war. However, af
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    T he Things They Carried "The Things They Carried" list the variety of things his fellow soldiers in the Alpha Company brought on their missions. Several of these things cannot be seen, including guilt and fear, while others are specific physical objects, including matches, morphine, M-1
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    One of the most interesting aspects of The Things They Carried is the way O'Brien reveals the inner worlds of his characters. How far do you agree? In "The Things They Carried" Tim O'Brien definitively reveals the inner worlds of his characters. That's just one of the aspects that makes the colle
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  • Things They Carried
    “The Things They Carried” is a short story told in the third person. This story, narrated by Lieutenant Jimmy Cross, is a perfect example of a short America war story. Author Tim O’Brien does an outstanding job with the descriptions of what the soldiers do and how they feel throughout the stor
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  • Literary Techniques in "The Things They Carried"
    A literary technique is a device employed in literature to add depth to a writer’s work. These techniques can be obvious, such as the technique of rhyme in a poem, or subtle, such as juxtaposition, which can go unnoticed by the reader. In The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien uses many such techn
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    The Things They Carried 1. Chapter Title “Speaking of Courage” 2. Summary On the 4th of July, after Bowker returns home to Iowa, he decides to drive around a lake, he soon realizes he has no place to go. While dri
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    Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam novel The Things They Carried was written in many respects to reflect real events and while we soon come to the realization that the actual event is in the end irrelevant, these events still provide a vital backdrop for the reader to initially absorb then realize that they
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    Tim O’ Brien’s realistic novel, The Things They Carried, delivers a powerful message to the audience concerning the realities of war. What makes this novel so influential is the way the author presents it. The novel is not written in sequential order and does not have a steady flow, instead each
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  • The Things They Carried
    Julius Nevin 11/13/11 Eaten Alive Some things in life become part of you. People, places, feelings; you can become so close that you are one. But sometimes, these things can consume you; swallow you whole. In Tim O'Brien's novel, The Things They Carried, many characters become one with the
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  • The Things They Carried by Tim O’brien
    The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien Plot: 1. RISING ACTION • In the summer of 1968, Tim O’Brien receives a draft notice. Despite a desire to follow his convictions and flee to Canada, he feels he would be embarrassed to refuse to fulfill his patriotic duty and so concedes to fight in Vi
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  • Contradictions of War in the Things They Carried/Real Life
    Alison Schiffner Contradictions of war 10/20/12 To most people war is a way that we settle disputes with other nations, but they don’t fully understand the intricate details that go along with it. Its not just about the guns, gernades and tanks, it brings out different aspects of soldiers per
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  • Tim O'Brien's, the Things They Carried Critical Essay on Ptsd
    Dan Gaumer Gaumer 1 Prof Montgomery English 104 10/22/12 Hard Times of Norman Bowker Have you ever found yourself carrying something heavy for a long period of time? Do you remember feeling pain, or wanting to drop the o
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    Andrew J. Rodriguez Professor Hagan English 8 April 16, 2012 The Things They Carried During the Vietnam War Jimmy Cross was tasked as the lieutenant in the Vietnam War in Tim Obrien’s The Things They Carried. He took responsibility full of challenges past warfare. The war was a ve
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    Purpose of Storytelling “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien is a novel comprised of various stories and narratives about the Vietnam War. The narrator, Tim O’Brien tells many accounts of not only his, but other people’s experiences at war. Some narratives are about other people’s s
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  • The Things They Carried Essay
    Jeff Jackson Instructor Barbara Manuel English 112 3 March 2013 Shell Shock: A Bloodless Battlefield A storyteller of war, Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried, keeps the reader mesmerized with PTSD stories of the Vietnam War.
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    There is no doubt that war is a difficult time for soldiers and veterans can be left with a lifetime feeling of guilt. In The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien not only tells stories of the Vietnam War but also of its men. Tim O’Brien, the character, deals with his guilt by writing, but Norman Bo
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  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder- the Things They Carried
    Taylor Lineberger Mrs. Eddins English 3 CP December 5, 2012 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder. PTSD usually occurs after someone has seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury and death. It is commonly associated with the soldie
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