The Things They Carried By Tim Obrien
1,000 wordsWhat did they carry? Was it just their standard issued gear? Was it relics from the world? Or was it something more sinister? Tim OBrien explores these ideas and many more in his heart stopping, breath taking, uniquely sad but true book, The Things They Carried. OBrien, a victim of the Vietnam War himself, shares with us stories that he endured while in the Nam. Moreover, I believe that this book of his was much more than a collection of stories. I believe this book was not meant to entertain ou...
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1,178 wordsWilliam Timothy O'Brien was born on October 1 st, 1946 in Austin, Minnesota. He planned on having a good career, and to follow in the foot- steps of his parents. His father, William, was an insurance agent, and his mother, Tim graduated from high school, and then went on to college to continue his education. At the age of twenty-two, he was drafted into the United States Armed Forces to fight during the conflict in Vietnam. Tim was less than thrilled. Being a soldier in the Army was not somethin...
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Things They Carried Water Buffalo
1,177 words... about the field that night. Something about the way Kiowa disappeared into the crud. You were there... You can tell it. " (The Things They Carried). Two years after O'Brien received that letter, Norman Bowker took his own life. He hung himself with a jump rope inside the locker room at the YMCA after playing an eight hour long game of basketball. He left no suicide note, but Tim O'Brien knew why he did it. In "Notes", O'Brien talks about why he decided to write about Bowker. "Now, a decade a...
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Vietnam Soldiers They Carried Ghosts
1,842 wordsThe relationship between the soldiers of the Vietnam War was different from the relationships with people from home. The soldiers felt as if they could not tell the whole truth about the war through their eyes to their loved ones at home. The soldiers that they were with all the time understood the pain and confusion each other felt, yet no one talked about it. War changed how people had relationships with others. War could bring people closer or tear them apart. The relationships between the so...
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Lieutenant Jimmy Cross Things They Carried
1,718 words... h-as-catch can. At various times, in various situations, they carried M- 14 's and CAR- 15 's and Swedish K's and grease guns and captured AK- 47 s and Chi Com's and RPG's and Simon carbines and black-market Uzi's and. 38 -caliber Smith & Wesson handguns and 66 mm LAW's and shotguns and silencers and blackjacks and bayonets and C- 4 plastic explosives. Lee Strunk carried a slingshot; a weapon of last resort, he called it. Mitchell Sanders carried brass knuckles. Kiowa carried his grandfa...
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Things They Carried Ted Lavender
1,030 wordsWar is a very interesting subject. Some say that it is inevitably unavoidable while some say that there is absolutely no reason for such a thing. However, there is one aspect of war that remains constant. The battles, in some way, change all of the people who are involved. Soldiers who become emotionally involved in a war risk altering their minds for the rest of their life. These alterations can either help or hinder the person. A good place to find examples of such events is in literature. The...
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The Things They Carried Tim O Brian
542 wordsThe Things They Carried: Tim O Brian Vietnam: Things I remember: David W. Powell The Things They Carried is written by Tim O Brien. It depicts horrors of Vietnam War. Vietnam: What I remember, is an autobiographical account by David W. Powell The title of The Things They Carry suggests the brutal and senseless acts performed in the name of war. It also suggests the horrific memories of war seen by the writer. The protagonist happens to be a soldier who understands futility of war and man made vi...
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1,484 wordsThe Things They Carried Tim OBrien wrote an interesting story about soldiers of the Vietnam War, called The Things They Carried. The main theme of the story is the weight of the objects that American soldiers had to carry on them during their passes through the enemy territory. These things included not only the armor and burdensome objects but also their confusions, grief and heavy emotions of desire. The central point of the story groups around the death of Ted Lavender, who was one of the sol...
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Things They Carried Place In The World
1,822 wordsThe Things They Carried by Tim OBrien: Adult in Adolescence For the young men that fought in the Vietnam War, seeing the death and chaos of intense jungle warfare was more than they could handle. Coming to grips with the actions they had to carryout during this war was physiologically challenging for all of them. Even after the war was long done with, the veterans of the Vietnam war were still suffering, but on another level. Many war veterans had chosen to forget their days of war and move on w...
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1,251 wordsThe Things They Carried What is it that really helps troops survive war? It is said that faith in humanity and religion are known to fizzle amongst times of wars; therefore almost every man will tell you it was the hope of coming back to loved ones and family. Ask any man that has been to war what it was like, what was going on inside his head, what he felt when he smelled death, what he felt when he caused death. The answer, inevitably, will be one that could never be put to words, an answer th...
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1,339 wordsThe Things They Carried In his story The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien describes a group of soldiers marching through Vietnam. He does this by describing the items that each of them carries with him during the march. The things that the soldiers carry with them are both tangible and intangible items and what these things are depends upon the individual soldier. They carry the basic necessities for survival (if one can consider such things as chocolate a necessity) and the bare minimum to make...
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Things They Carried Story Is Told
938 wordsThe Things They Carried is written from the perspective of the author, Tim OBrien. The book is a compilation of his stories and experiences relating to the Vietnam War. It encompasses the events and lives of himself, the other members of his company, and the war as a whole. Tim OBrien, of no important rank, is a solider in the Alpha Company that heads out most operations of Nam. They are the first troop to stake out land, the first to raid the villages, the trailblazers through the minefields. T...
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552 wordsSubject: Tim Obrien'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 Obrien'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 from, while getting on with their lives. O? brien shows that the conflict takes on a parasitic form that eats away on its victims for the rest of the...
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Things They Carried Black And White
3,678 wordsSummary of Symbolism Presented by Vietnam/War In reading Philip Caputo's book, A Rumor of War, I discovered that he strongly presented a similar idea to that of Tim OBrien in his book, The Things They Carried. This is the idea that war can not bring or cause good, it only produces varying amounts of evil. Philip Caputo volunteered for the Marines because he was looking for a way to prove himself, and he saw the Marines as an honorable way to do so. He also originally saw the war as glorious. How...
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Things They Carried Convey The Idea
1,515 wordsTim Obrien'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. OBrien makes several statements about war through these dynamic characters. He shows the violent nature of soldiers under the pressures of war, he makes an effective antiwar statement, and he comments on the reversal of a social deviation into the norm. By skillfully employing the stylistic technique of specific, consc...
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Things They Carried Henry Dobbins
833 wordsAll of us have baggage that we choose to proudly carry or shamefully shove in our deepest, darkest closets. We have possessions that are extensions of our own personalities and each have our own sob stories just the same. They all tell their own tales and have great meaning. In the first chapter of The Things They Carried, with the same name, author Tim O Brien simply, yet skillfully informs his readers of the literal and figurative things that his characters carried throughout the war, the oute...
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Things They Carried Deal With Death
1,121 wordsThe Things They Carried was a story about soldiers caught in the confusion of the Vietnam War. There are a lot of apparent themes that are dealt with when writing a story about war, especially about death. I enjoyed reading this story, however there were some things about it that I was concerned about. I would like to discuss the authors style of writing, his meaning of the title The Things They Carried and the way the author and his characters deal with death. This story was written with a vari...
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1,508 wordsCritical Review: Tim Obrien's The Things They Carried Tim Obrien'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. OBrien makes several statements about war through these dynamic characters. He shows the violent nature of soldiers under the pressures of war, he makes an effective antiwar statement, and he comments on the reversal of a social deviation into the norm. By skillfull...
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Things They Carried Henry Dobbins
616 wordsCourage means a lot of things. Sometimes courage is the will to fight and overcome; sometimes it is the foresight to run away. And maybe, when the past obscures the present like the shadow of a ghost, courage is the strength to forget. In his compilation of short fiction, The Things They Carried, Tim O? Brien uses the Vietnam War, a shadow of his own past, to illustrate courage in many ways. ? Stockings? is the story of Henry Dobbins, whose courage to fight comes from a good luck charm: his girl...
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