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The Things they Carried

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien 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 dynamic characters. He shows the violent nature […]

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Effects of War on the Mind and Body

All around a person can easily hear or read a story about a soldier of war and how that person is forever scared mentally or physically, by the things he or she encountered or saw in their time of duty. Demonstrated in the movies all the time are veterans having flashbacks back to the war […]

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Summary of The Things They Carried By TIm O’Brien

War! Seems like every where we turn anymore you hear a story about war. The story of “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien takes place during the Vietnam War. Tim O’Brien narrated the story, and is writing from first hand experiences. This story gives you a good insight of how soldiers think during such […]

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The Things They Carried

Body Paragraph #1: O’Brien uses contrasting images while describing the death of Curt Lemon. He first depicts Lemon’s death in a pleasant way: “[W]hen he died it was almost beautiful the way the sunlight came around him and lifted him up…into a tree full of…white blossoms” (O’Brien 67). In a way, Lemon is being reborn […]

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