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...Things They Carried” Abstract In this paper the author Tim O’Brien’s writing style, tone, theme and message of the short story named The Things They Carried is examined. The analysis concluded that the writer’s approach is a fusion of facts and fiction to grab the attention and interest of the readers. The writer has used a frank and matter-of-factly tone throughout the story and uses his creative imagination and power on language to keep the readers engrossed till the end. He also commendably creates an exclusive bond between the characters and readers. O’Brien intelligently puts forth his... Analyzing the writing style and salient narrative elements evident in Tim O’Brien’s literary masterpiece “The...
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...Things They Carried Considered as the combination of interconnected stories and a novel, Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” is a great fascination for book lovers, extracted from intricate traditions of literature. The author presents himself as a Protagonist based on complicated fiction in the form of an autobiography. To fully praise the quality of writing, the readers must first realize that the story is fictional rather than based on historical accounts (O'Brien, n.p.). The author, as a central character, is a veteran from Vietnam War. The major part of the book is concerned with the author trying to recall form...
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...Things They Carried Via the concept of friendship, the soldiers in the book the things they carried were able to keep their mind and heart alive in the deadly war. Friendship is termed as a positive and strong, effective assurance that exist between two individuals (Rubin & Bukowski 218). Friendship is anticipated to attain socio-emotional objectives. For instance, friends are expected to provide companionship, help, security as well as emotional help. This paper will discuss the way of life in the Vietnam War, as described by Tim O’Brien, altered, warped, mutated, changed or reaffirmed the commonly-held/historically based on the definition of the concept of ‘friendship’. There are three... due: The...
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...Things They Carried Order No. 266674 No. of pages: 4 Premium 6530 The pages of American history is stained with one of the most controversial and widely discussed debacles ‘The Vietnam War’ which even in these modern times arouses passionate feelings in the hearts of the Americans. The fate of the Vietnam War was already concluded as being futile but the country’s leadership continued to feed the fires of war. In retrospect, the war was considered to be a kind of campaign which did not prove to be an asset for America, but on the other hand turned out to be a graveyard for the many martyrs who had laid down their precious lives for this very cause. The Vietnam War sparked off or gave birth... The Things ...
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...Things They Carried” The short story “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien is based upon the actual experiences in the Vietnam war. Many of the characters are based upon and named after people that O’Brien served with in Vietnam. This helps to bring realism to the story which focuses on a soldier who is shot dead and the platoon leader whose distraction over a girl led to his death. Jimmy’s actions can be seen as dangerous because he was the leader of the platoon who could not afford to be a romantic, they resulted in the actual death of another soldier, and they caused an extreme reaction out of him in the destruction of Than Khe. The main thing that we learn about Jimmy... Redemption in “The...
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...Things they Carried: a Summary Review of the English Literature ic and Modern) of the Concerned November 5, 2011 Abstract The things they Carried is a short story pertaining to the Vietnam War, unraveling the emotional and physical ordeals that the soldiers had to go through in their day to day existence. The author successfully brings to fore the burden of intangible things that the soldiers carried in their mind, while superficially alluding to the regular accouterments they had to carry, when on march. The story is imbued with much symbolism and irony. The Things they Carried: a Summary Review The Things they Carried is a gripping short story by Tim O’Brien that delves on the experiences... ? The...
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...Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien refers to the small number of private possessions that soldiers carried with them in their kit bags. Through these objects which range from photographs and letters, to food and drugs, hygiene and medical item, Bibles and an any number of useful or sentimental trinkets that each man judged to be important. O’Brien notes: “The things they carried were largely determined by necessity.” (Obrien, p.2) which suggests that they had really no choice in the matter, as if the nature of each man... Unit Essential Question Journal Response - Do we, as human beings, truly have the ability to make choices in our lives, or are we controlled by fate? The title of the novel The Things...
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...Things They Carried" The Things They Carried is Tim O'Brien's quasi-biography about his experience fighting in the Vietnam War. After working as a reporter at Washington Post, O'Brien chose to represent the trauma in war through fiction. In the short stories collection The Things They Carried, the documented history of the Vietnam War is narrated through a fictional memory of both the protagonist and O'Brien. By narrating and representing war trauma through personal memory and fiction, O'Brien is able to revisit and retell the war to achieve a potential... Dr. Richard Courtney ENG-122 James Saunders Jr. June 3, The Narration of Reality as Fiction: The Negotiation of Memory and History in "The Things ...
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...THINGS THEY CARRIED The Things They Carried is an influential reflection regarding the incidents experienced by the foot soldiers in Vietnam War. It is a collection of short stories written by Tim O'Brien, in which the first story is also named as The Things They Carried.  In this story, the writer launches the characters that continue to appear throughout the collection of stories. The characters of the story are foot soldiers of Alpha Company which is serving in Vietnam and is commanded by First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross. The basic theme of the story is the tangible and intangible items carried by the soldiers in Vietnam War and the effect they have on their personalities during the war... ....
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...Things They Carried Before going to explain a concept related to the selected novel, The Things They Carried, let us get a better understanding of what this novel actually consists of. The Things They Carried tells about the feelings, motions, and experiences of the author, Tim O’Brien, regarding the Vietnam War. The novel consists of a collection of experiences presented in the form of stories by the author. The stories are mainly about the trained personnel of the Alpha Company and cover the way they lived in Vietnam during war, as well as the way they kept their emotions and links intact after the distressed end to the war. All characters of the novel are perfectly... Your full full July 13, The...
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...Things They Carried by naming his narrator Tim O’Brien and naming other characters after people he knew while serving in Vietnam. As a pacifist, O’Brien’s take on Vietnam is quite contrasting with previous perceptions of war, honor, and sacrifice. A major theme of the book is set up in the title story, and O’Brien continues to explore this theme of physical and emotional weight as burden throughout the collection. As he shows in the book, from before leaving for Vietnam to unloading all of their equipment and coming home, the soldiers had a heavy physical... of his draft dodging. Vietnam weighed heavily upon O’Brien, and he had not even been to the country yet. In “The...
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...THINGS THEY CARRIED The Things They Carried: A Realistic Portrayal of War School The Things They Carried: A Realistic Portrayal of War Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” is a typical war story set in Vietnam. The novel may be described as typical because it talks about an issue common to Vietnam war movies, that is, American soldiers were sent to the battlefield without proper training. As expected, the characters suffer the common aftermaths of war such as fear, guilt and despair. Most of the elements of the story are common but Tim O’Brien manages to make the narration interesting by writing close to reality. The characterization, language and symbols are very simple... ?Running Head: THE THINGS...
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...things they carried around Quảng Ngãi province in Vietnam is known for several issues on the past. It was initially inhabited by an SA Huynh culture where its remains still exist. It was comprised of 13 districts which were of massive importance to the story. The location is marked with self-defense units which spread across the area. It was made of guerilla units that were composed of peasants who participated in the Vietnam War. Obrien develops his story for this set up to indicate the nature of work story set up. The events in the province have been used to develop the necessary background and setting for the story. The province was marked with guerilla wars leading to death of several... The things...
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...Things They Carried Introduction War is a type of conflict that is planned, fortified and is often extended. Most wars originate form a lack of understanding of two or more parties, whose only way to resolve the issue at hand is by war. War can occur between states, nations and also between communities in a certain region. War is characterized by much hostility, distraction of social lives and high death rate. When war is done to gain political power, it is known as a form of political violence. Certain techniques are used by those at war in order to ensure their survival and victory. Such techniques are known as warfare. Warfare can be categorized into; warfare by objective, doctrine... ,...
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...Things They Carried,” a collection of different but related short stories written by Tim O’Brien that explores the things that the American soldiers carried with them to the battlefield, which on the surface are only material things, but when closely looked into symbolize things far greater and more important. The title of the book emphasizes the things that the soldiers carried with them. Once read, it is clear that the “things” that are referred to in the title do not just pertain to the physical object themselves, but are symbolic of the personal emotions and connections that are attached to them. These things, as is seen and read later... Teacher’s The Great Power of Things The Vietnam War that...
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...Things They Carried Tim O'Brien punished The Things They Carried in 1990. it was a reflection on the events he witnessed during the Vietnam War. This story is unique because it portrays emotional and psychological experience of Ton O'Brien and his view and understanding of the war and its brutality, Thesis For Tim O'Brien, war is a tremendous evil when "Nobody listens. Nobody hears nothing". For Tim O'Brien, war is brutal and senseless; it is a sharp divergence between civilian and military society, between home front and battlefront. During the first weeks of war, civilian youths are transformed into soldiers. They form cohesive male fighting groups, bands of brothers... 20 November 2007 The Things...
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The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
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...Things they carried” by Tim O’Brien Introduction ‘The Things They Carried’ is a book about the events that occurred before and after the Vietnam War written by Tim O’Brien. It’s a collection of short stories that narrate the experiences of the American soldiers during the time they were in Vietnam. These soldiers participated in a war that they really never wanted but they had to since there was no choice. They therefore carried things to divert their attention from it hence the title of the book. Tim puts himself at the centre of action as he gives the story with himself being one of the combat veterans. For any soldier who is going to a battle field, when you talk... Intermediate Composition  “The...
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...Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien Introduction: Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried has been generally regarded as a collection of interrelated stories, though the title page of the piece just names it 'a work of fiction'. However, O'Brien was trying to depict something utterly convincing, though he lacked clarity regarding what is real and what is made up. Through the work, he was attempting to develop a new form for his writing which he had never invented before. This research paper intends to find out the innovative strategy of the writer in presenting the various self-governing chapters or stories in an organized and unified entity. Background and Research... The research Paper Proposal: The...
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...Things They Carried" by Tim Obrien The short story "The Things They Carried" was published in 1990. It describes the events of Vietnam War and analyzes deep personal feelings of the main heroes, and things they were faced with during wartime. Soldiers carry different "things" with them. Under "things" Obrien means weapons and ammunition as well as terror, love, personal values and beliefs, but "almost everyone humped photographs" (p.4). This story vividly depicts inner state of the characters during wartime and their living essentials such as fear,...
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...Things They Carried” Fiction is a story, a plot, and a creative product of a mind. write for many reasons such as the need to give and explore their own opinions. Another purpose could be that writing gives writers a means to express inexpressible experiences and to give such experiences a sense of truth. These realistic stories often leave readers wondering where the boundaries of fiction and truth lie. One such writer and composition is Tim O’Brien and his book called “The Things They Carried”, a compilation of related short stories. Here, Tim O’Brien gives life to physical and emotional burdens that soldiers of the Vietnam War have to carry amidst their life before, during... On Tim O’Brien’s “The...
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Research Paper: The Things They Carried
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...Things They Carried” Tim Obrien was born William Timothy Obrien and spent his early life in Austin, Minnesota. His parents were reading enthusiasts and Tim grew to be an avid reader of novel and any material he came across. This honed his writing and reading skills and he would use novels to bend reality and escape it. He studied political science in college and he was a strong supporter of one candidate, Mc Carthy who was against the Vietnam War in the 1968 U.S presidential election. Tim O’Brien’s “The things they carried” novels begins with a graphic description of the physical, the mental and emotional situations that each... ?Rosalind Lett ENG 122-DL05 Mary Huffer 08 December “Research Paper: The...
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...Things They Carried The Things They Carried is an anthology of 22 chapters narrated by a character Tim O’ Brien. In this story, the Alpha Company has been mobilized to fight in the Vietnam War (O’ Brien 2). Symbolism is among the most powerful and effective elements of writing. Writers of literary works of art often use symbolism in their attempt to communicate their message. Tim O’ Brien makes intensive use of symbolism as a vehicle in his representation of thoughtful themes in the story such as effects of war, emotional and physical burdens. One of the most outstanding symbols in this story is O’ Brien’s daughter, Kathleen. Kathleen has been used symbolically to represent... storytelling...
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...Things They Carried: A Critical Review ‘The Things They Carried’ is an amazing set of short stories complied by Tim O’Brien on the basis of the life of a squad of American soldiers during the Vietnam War. This book is an artistically enthusiastic one with the ascription of a series of interrelated characters and their specific roles in the platoon life. The most significant of all the beautiful features of this work is doubtlessly the wonderful logic and the active participation of reality O’Brien provides for each incident that is described in different stories. The reading is surely a magnificent experience for the readers because of the content and the interactive langue used in the text... The...
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...Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien In the short story "The Things They Carried", O'Brien depicts casualties and hardship of the Vietnam War through evolution of characters' emotional and psychological state. Throughout the story there is a blame of unmoral behavior of the soldiers, but it is most poignantly and symbolically demonstrated with the rejection of previous life. O'Brien depicts his memories and experience during the Vietnam War. Thesis Psychological pressure is caused by war, but O'Brien portrays it symbolically through material and emotional things the soldiers 'carried'. "The Things They Carried' is based on the theme of psychological pressure caused by war time... 05 may 2007 The Things...
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...Things They Carried” can be marked up as the secretion of the psychological burdens of a psychologically traumatized person. Tim’s narrative technique often induces the readers to grapple for meanings kept hidden and lurking in the characters’ traumatized psychology. The protagonist narrator, Tim O’Brien, as an ex-soldier of the Vietnam War narrates his stories from a collective protagonist’s first person point of view, though the first tree stories are completely told in third person. Yet the same ambiguous and remorseful tone... : “The epistemological ambivalence of the stories in the Things They Carried is reinforced the book’s ambiguity of style and...
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...Things They Carried," by Tim O'Brien In 'Things They Carried', Tim O'Brien depicts casualties of Vietnam war and grievances faced by soldiers in the foreign land. The plot is based on romantic relations between Jimmy Cross, the lieutenant of an Army unit and a girl, Martha, he fell in love The main characters of the work, Lieutenant Cross, is suppressed by war and uncertainty, emotional distress and fear of death. The photo of his girlfriend is the only thing which helps him to overcome depression and emotional burden. Thus, Tim O'Brien points out that Ted's romantic relationships with the girlfriend are over, still Lieutenant Cross hopes for love and sympathy. Lieutenant Cross... 10 August 2008 "The...
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...Things They Carried” provide fictionalized accounts of the firsthand experiences of soldiers in the Vietnam War. Both works showed how the young men who participated in the war prepared to go into battle and described the toll that battle took on them once they found themselves in combat. This brief essay will outline some of the major experiences and influences that the soldiers faced once they arrived in Vietnam, through the time that they faced imminent discharge. In other words, it will attempt to outline a typical soldier’s experience as relayed through Irvin and O’Brien’s accounts. Irvin’s film showed that one of the first things... ? John Irvin’s movie Hamburger Hill and Tim O’Brien’s essay “The...
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...Things They Carried” can be marked up as the secretion of the psychological burdens of a psychologically traumatized person. Tim’s narrative technique often induces the readers to grapple for meanings kept hidden and lurking in the characters’ traumatized psychology. The protagonist narrator, Tim O’Brien, as an ex-soldier of the Vietnam War narrates his stories from a collective protagonist’s first person point of view, though the first tree stories are completely told in third person. Yet the same ambiguous and remorseful tone... : “The epistemological ambivalence of the stories in the Things They Carried is reinforced the book’s ambiguity of style and...
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Reading Journal- The Things They Carried
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...THINGS THEY CARRIED Journal one The carefully brings forth the memories of warand outlines his own autobiography. The author employs a stylistic device of friction by creating a protagonist whose name is an identical match to his own name therefore to understand the highly complicated stylistic device the author applies it is paramount to remember that the story is highly fictitious and is contrary to the historical accounts which details the event as they happened at that time. The author uses his personal experience on the war in veatnum to form the backbone of his theme line. Though the protagonist shares a name with him he stylistically differentiates...
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...Things They Carried”, the layers of Tim O’Brien’s narrative technique often induce the readers to grapple for meanings kept hidden and lurking in its episodic folds. The protagonist narrator, Tim O’Brien, as an ex-soldier of the Vietnam War narrates his stories from a collective protagonist’s first person point of view, though the first tree stories are completely told in third person. Yet the same ambiguous and remorseful tone of the narrator protagonist is evident in all these first three stories. The ambiguity of Tim’s dubious first person... A Critical Analysis of the Narrator-protagonist as the Dubious but Honest Guide for the Readers to the Battleground of the Vietnam War In the novel, “The Things ...
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...Things They Carried" describes vividly a snippet of the American soldiers during the Vietnam War. The story is presented through juxtaposition of how the protagonist First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross feels and what he experiences. Thus, the narrative is split into real time war scenes and imaginary romances between Cross and Martha, the subject of Cross's unrequited love. The story follows the title by offering an inventory list of the objects the soldiers carry, including ammunitions, survival tools, and emotional burdens. O'Brien's story is intriguing as it presents not only the brutality of the war, but it also depicts... Dr. Richard Courtney ENG-122 James E. Saunders Jr. May 29, Tim O'Brien's "The...
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The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien
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...Things They Carried," by Tim O'Brien is a story about a group of novice soldiers who are performing their tour of duty in Vietnam. According to Gene Lyons, this book is a blend of traditional and untraditional forms -- a collection, of "short stories, essays, anecdotes, narrative fragments, jokes, fables, biographical and autobiographical sketches, and philosophical asides" (Lyons. 1990: 50-52.) The title of the book is in reference to the items carried by the soldier for survival in the new territory, which lies for them. These items hold a lot of value for them, as they are a symbolic representation of memories back home. This book provides an insight into the emotions of those... Introduction "The...
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Analysis of The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
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...Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien The paper is aimed to analyze one of the themes explored in “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien specifically the concept of blame in the chapter “In the Field.” What then is the purpose of blame? The existence of blame is associated with a person’s sense of responsibility. Thus, in everyday life, blame is commonly present as what had been represented by the characters in the book during the death of one of them. Although it is inevitable to feel blame, letting it take over a person’s decision making is unproductive. The story exhibited the manner by which a soldier copes up with guilt. The author explored the concept of blame that soldiers... Analysis of “The...
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Cultural Context of The Things They Carried by Tim OBrien
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...Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien Tim O’Brien’s short story d The Things They Carried is a meditation on the experience of American soldiers during the Vietnam War. Despite the fact that the overall tone of the piece under consideration is flat, sometimes emotionless and matter-of-fact and that the narrator seems to be detached from what he describes in the short story, The Things They Carried has a profound impact on the reader due to the reality it describes. The short story as an inventory of things soldiers carried during the march through Vietnam is the reflection of the worries, difficulties and traumas they experienced and endured being at war. Alongside... with the composition of the...
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...Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The collection of short narrative pieces The Things They Carried (Tim O’Brien, 1990) presents a number of thoughts and reminiscences about the Vietnam War through the eyes of several soldiers who were members of the same fighting unit. Although these tales are told in different styles, reflecting the different personality and background of each soldier, there is a common theme of survivor guilt in all of them. Each man, in his own way, attempts to make sense of what happened in the war by trying to figure out what the causes were for the deaths and other terrible things...
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Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried Book Report/Review
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...Things They Carried" juxtaposes the personal and the political together with the romantic and the violent. With Lieutenant Jimmy Cross as the protagonist, the story cuts between his romantic fantasy with Martha and the threats and hardship the platoon is experiencing. Jimmy Cross fantasizes about developing a serious relationship with Martha but it appears that the romance stems more from his imagination than reality. As a result, he holds on to the objects Martha has given him and imagines that as Martha herself: he would caress and lick the pebble, imagining he is in fact kissing Martha. Later, Cross believes... Dr. Richard Courtney ENG-122 James Saunders Jr. June 10, Tim O'Brien's story "The...
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The Things They Carried - Short Story By Tim O Brien
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...Things they Carried The short story was ed by Tim O’Brien, and initially published in 1990. The short story illustrates the experiences of the American soldiers, during the period of Vietnam War. I expectant understanding of several issues based on the title of the short story. Some of my expectations are adequately addressed, while other expectations are inadequately illustrated. The title of the story illustrates effective writing techniques. The expectation of great literary styles is adequately addressed, because of the verisimilitude writing concept. Verisimilitude combines factual and fictional characteristics. The factual are real occurrences; for instance, soldiers defending... Lecturer The...
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Literarary Essay on Open Boat and The Things They Carried
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...Things They Carried are representations of fictitious characters who are sailors and soldiers respectively. The authors provide their accounts based on some of their life experiences. These include; Crane’s experience at the sea where he nearly drowned, and O’brien’s experiences as a soldier enlisted to fight for his country. Both authors address various themes in their books, however, of all the themes; death prevails and persists throughout the book. Therefore, authors deal with the subject of men expressing their emotions towards death and the society’s view of these emotions. This essay analyses these views and the harm, which emanates... Literary Essay Stephen Crane’s Open Boat and O’ Brien’s The...
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...Things They Carried" Fiction is a story, a plot, and a creative product of a mind. write for many reasons suchas the need to give and explore their own opinions. Another purpose could be that writing gives writers a means to express inexpressible experiences and to give such experiences a sense of truth. These realistic stories often leave readers wondering where the boundaries of fiction and truth lie. One such writer and composition is Tim O'Brien and his book called "The Things They Carried", a compilation of related short stories. Here, Tim O'Brien gives life to physical and emotional burdens that soldiers of the Vietnam War have to carry amidst their life before, during... On Tim O'Brien's "The...
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...things the soldiers carried, then explaining the emotional and mental things -- and then they jumped back to the physical objects. The writer began and ended their essay in a very intelligent fashion, beginning with the physical materials and ending with a final, mental thought that the main soldier had carried with him until the end. The writer needs to focus on one concept at a time before moving on to a new one. 7. Are writer’s points organized in a logical way? The writer’s points are not organized in a logical way, as aforementioned. While their points and ideas are logical in themselves, there is no real flow...
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The Things They Carried and Raising Victor Vargas
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...Things They Carried" and "Raising Victor Vargas" There are very often significant gender differences when it comes to opinions about love. Love both unifies and divides people, and it means different things to each individual depending on their backgrounds and life experiences. Love is an ancient subject in terms of its use in book and film, and. "The Things They Carried", by Tim O'Brien, and "Raising Victor Vargas", by Peter Sollett, provides some insights into the ways in which men and women perceive and think about love. Individual perceptions of love are affected not only by gender, but also by...
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The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien Book Report/Review
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...Things They Carried When men go into war they often carry personal belongings to remind them of someone or somewhere off the battlefield. These personal momentos such as pictures, letters, or souvenirs help them maintain some form of human contact in a very inhumane activity. In the book The Things They Carried author Tim O'Brien paints a picture of a group of soldiers in the Vietnam war that are struggling to maintain their dignity through the items that they carry. These personal belongings remind them of imagined loved ones, unreal security, or in the case of Tim Lavender a sentence to...
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Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried College Book Report/Review
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...Things they carried" (Published in 1990) is a collection of stories written by Tim O'Brien that can be considered as his memoir of the Vietnam War. O'Brien had fought in the Vietnam War as a combat infantryman and this book is the depiction of his experiences of war. In this book he has used the theme of 'metafiction', which is an act of writing about writing (for example - memories of writer). It tells the readers that the stories, which are in the fictional form, can sometimes be more realistic. These stories are partly fictional and partly based on his real life experiences. This book was considered to be a great work of fiction on the Vietnam War. O'Brien had felt that his message would... "The...
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Analysis of Tim OBriens work The Things They Carried
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...Things They Carried is a fiction story based on the personal experience of war in Vietnam. It has many to dowith the construct of O’Brien’s feelings and suggestions on the topic of war and people involved in it. On the other hand, the theme of abstract versus concrete talking on the things and events in the story is especially highlighted throughout the book. It is done to imply the idea of what soldiers carried in Vietnam. In this vein, it is possible to suppose different equipment with them. However, a careful writer would point out features of immaterial nature that the soldiers carried throughout the ocean up to Vietnam. Those things of intangible nature are bigger... ?Introduction Tim O’Brien’s The...
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...Things I Carried First, it was the small guitar that my mum bought me when I was aged four. It was small to fit in a backpack, but it was large enough to represent a dream. You see, being a nerd in a school where how popular you are is the only thing that matters is not so easy. At four o’clock, I would open my locker and stand by watching as people passed and made faces at me while going to their different clubs, wishing I could belong in one of them. Unlike many other schools you see in movies, there was no nerd club or chess club or any other that presented for us an opportunity to fit in somewhere. We just got lost somewhere within the school system between four and five. I would sit... The Things I ...
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Literary Analysis of The Things They Carried
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...things they literary carried The general topic of discussion is about the war in Vietnam that results to both negative and positive effects. The soldiers obtain condoms, cakes, lighters, cigarettes, bible and chewing gum from the fighting land. However, loss life and mental torture are some of the biggest challenges that the soldiers had to live with for the rest of their lives. The discussion also includes failure to achieve ambitions of particular individuals opting to join the war instead of pursuing their dreams. However, the analysis implies that there is great importance to learn the art of keeping the heroes who fought in the war alive by narrating the story to other individuals... The things...
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Theme and Narrative Elements in a Short Story The Things They Carried
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...Things They Carried” is considered an outstanding work of literature grounded on the experiences of dozens American combatants (Massi, 2001, p. 59). These American soldiers are illustrated to be coping with shock and the battle’s boredom. In the course of the war, the writer chose to embark on the feelings of the soldiers instead of the ongoing Vietnam War. As a result, the writer uses creative writing, journal and true-life experiences in the brief pieces that encompass the volume of the editorial. The interlinking... ? Theme and Narrative Elements in a Short Story al affiliation Theme and Narrative Elements in a Short Story Theme of the short story Publicly made official during the nineties, “The...
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How women are seendepicted in the book the things they carried by the author Tim O'Brien
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...things they carried by Tim O'Brien' sex typecast of women who battled in the Vietnam War are symbolized throughout some of the short stories. One short story in exacting is "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong" which explains a woman who contributed in the Vietnam War and went further than some of her sex roles that were positioned on her. In this war women had convinced roles they had to complete with many of them being non-traditional ones. (O'Brien 1990) Customarily women in the war were nurses; women labored for the Red Cross or worked in other kind of health talent. In addition you found women who were on the secretarial staff and who were Support workers. Only on a few... College: In the book 'the...
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The Things They Carried by Tim OBrien. Material and Emotional Burdens
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...Things They Carried Material and Emotional Burdens. The Things They Carried is Tim O’Brien’s semi-autobiographical novel of the Vietnam War. It comprises of twenty-two short stand alone pieces which and are a part of the interconnected whole. “The Things They Carried” is the first piece. At first, it appears to be a catalogue of the items carried by a platoon of soldiers. However, it soon becomes evident that the author’s objective is not just to give an informative inventory of a soldier’s baggage. It is rather a clever device to arouse reader interest in the coming story. In this piece, and particularly in paragraph 39, there is an exhaustive list of the things carried by the men... of the...
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Ethical evaluation of The Things They Carried On the Rainy River
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...Things They Carried. The protagonist, Tim O'Brien, inThe Things They Carried felt ashamed. He had been dreaming for the past twenty years about his nightmare of shame. He felt guilty and wanted to write down his experiences to analyze and explain his past. All along, he had assumed that he had the moral courage in reserves and would be able to draw upon his well of courage when the right time came. If he were a coward right from the start, he would not have written this; 'All of us, I suppose, like to believe that in a moral emergency we will behave like the heroes of our youth, bravely and forthrightly, without thought... in to the public demand of obedience...
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