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    The Things They Carried in “The Things They Carried‚” by Tim O’Brien In “The Things They Carried‚” by Tim O’Brien the theme of “carrying” both physical and emotional objects by the main characters can be found in the novel. While these men carry the same standard physical army gear‚ they differentiate with personal tangible and intangible items. From Lieutenant Cross’s responsibility of his men‚ to Henry Dobbin’s girlfriend’s pantyhose for its magic‚ each man faced the war with these things attached

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    The Way They Survived by The short story I chose to write my essay on is "The Things They Carried" by Tim O’Brien. The soldiers in the story had to deal with not only accepting the deaths of those they became close with‚ but also dealing with the knowledge that they took another human beings’ life. The author shows how they had to carry not only their equipment; but the emotions that came along with being in a war. The emotions I speak of are ones that come from knowing they were mere grunts-and

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    “The Things They CarriedThesis Statement: In “The Things They Carried‚” the soldier uses physical objects to calm their secret fears. This symbolizes emotions‚ spiritual burdens within the objects that symbolize times‚ places‚ and also what they feared. Another thing we are not aware of is when the author mentions dust which is a constant reminder to the soldiers that they are not safe. In this short story the narrator wanted to express the loneliness the soldiers felt and distressed because

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    Angel Caisapanta Professor Wells English 1102 14 February‚ 2011 “The Things They Carried” In the short story “The Things They Carried‚” written by Tim O’Brien‚ there is a lot of symbolism in each specific object that was mentioned. According to Dictionary.com‚ a symbolism is the practice of representing things by symbols‚ or of investing things with a symbolic meaning or character. A symbol is something used for or regarded as representing something else; a material object representing something

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    The Things They Carried In “The Things They Carry” by Tim O’Brien‚ readers are taken on an in-depth emotional and physical journey with Alpha Company in Vietnam. O’Brien uses some basic but symbolic objects that soldiers carried in war to show an emotional connection with home. The emotional importance of the objects is specific to individual soldiers and carries a heavy burden on the emotional status of some soldiers. O’Brien puts heavy emphasis on personal objects and on the physical aspect

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    The Things They Carried: Ideas for Researched Writing (#2) Tim O’ Brien’s story “The Things They Carried” received very positive reviews from critics. The review that stood out to me the most was by Richmond Times-Dispatch from Powells Books. I also gathered a few other analyses that have similar reactions but different interpretations. A review by John Greenya in the book reviews section of The Washington Times. I also found two independent reviews intriguing. One by Julie Moore‚ submitted

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    Essay on “The Things They Carried” In the story "The Things They Carried‚" by Tim O’Brien‚ discusses a group of American soldiers marching through Vietnam during the war. The narrator is describing the items that each of the soldiers carries with him during the march through Vietnam. The items that the soldiers carried with them are both symbolic and physical items and what these things are depends upon the individual soldier. They carry the basic necessities for survival and the bare minimum to

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    Spring Book Review In The Things They Carried‚ Tim O’Brien tells the tale of not about war‚ but rather about war’s effect on one’s mentality. Ultimately‚ this novel is built on a foundation of the items that the soldiers of the Vietnam War carried. Whether it was the way Jimmy Cross uses the pebble to escape from his duties as a soldier or when Norman Bowker realizes that courage comes form within‚ not from receiving a Silver Star; O’Brien uses baggage as a symbol throughout the book to teach

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    story an example of this is Tim O’Brien’s "The Things They Carried". As the story goes on it shows not only the literal meaning of what they carried but also symbolically the burdens that they had mentally. In the literal sense O’Brien talks about what different members of a platoon in Vietnam carried. This helps him to move to a more symbolic sense at the end of the story. He starts by talking about necessities and slowly moves on to what they carried to remind them that there was a world out side

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    Moffitt 4/16/2013 The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien continuously uses repetition of talking about the items the soldiers carry mentally and physically to show the burdens of war. Each item O’Brien talks about tells a little about each character and what fears they try to escape from. An example would be “Dave Jensen carried three pairs of socks and a can of Dr.Scholl’s foot powder as a precaution for trench foot.” (O’Brien pg.1) Jensen carried these things so you could be very clean and

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