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  • The Things They Carried By Tim Obrien - 998 words
    What 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 our imagination nor was it written to indulge our fears. Rather, I believe it was a plea to God himself; an apology to the Almighty for the horrors and atrocities committed unto his children through the ...
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  • The Things They Carried - 311 words
    In the story Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong in The Things they Carried by Tim O Brian Mary Ann Bell goes from one end of the spectrum to the other. Mary Ann is brought in by her high school sweetheart, Mark Fossie. They are destined to be married and live out the rest of their lives together. In a matter of weeks she is transformed from a cute, blonde high school girl to a Mark Fossie first toys with the idea of bringing her over from Cleveland and then goes through with it. Listen, the guy sends her the money. Flies her over. This cute blonde- just a kid, just barely out of high school- she shows up with a suitcase and one of those plastic cosmetic bags. Comes right out to the boonies (pg. ...
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  • Reflections On The Things They Carried - 850 words
    Reflections on "The Things They Carried" Analyzing the storys craftsmanship Tim OBrien wrote a story that is known as "The Things They Carried." It is a carefully crafted, detailed account of a Lieutenant and his men, the time period being right in the middle of the Vietnam war. In most war stories the author spends most of his or her time describing actions and events to the reader, trying to really put the reader "right there" in the middle of everything that is happening. However, OBrien drifts away from that trend here, hardly describing any events of importance to any one but me sign. Rather, he focuses on the thoughts of the soldiers, the inner feelings, small personal day dreams and s ...
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  • The Things They Carried & A Soldier's Sweetheart - 1,201 words
    ter> Difference Between Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong & A Soldier's Sweetheart Once a successful novel hits the market, producers are inclined to adapt the story into a movie. Since imagination, symbolism, and character psyches are explored in a novel, the movies tend to lack the luster of the original text. Using their imagination, readers are able to conjure up characters and scenes that are unique. This is the case with Tim OBriens, Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong. This is a story where love and war collide after a soldier brings his sweetheart to his Vietnamese post. On the whole, this chapter in The Things They Carried is far superior to the film, The Soldiers Sweetheart, because it ...
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  • Tansformation Of Jimmy Cross In "the Things They Carried" - 556 words
    Tim O'Brien's story, "The Things They Carried," is open ending. Thus, the ending becomes a new beginning. Jimmy Cross undergoes a transformation, in which he matures from infantry to a lieutenant. Tim O'Brien provides his audience with a very descriptive image of both the physical and mental "things" the characters in the story carried. He gives the reader insight as to how the characters are physically and mentally dealing with the turmoil of the war. However, in the end of the story - Jimmy Cross - a round character, reacts to the death of Ted Lavender, and decides to grow up. To begin with, Jimmy Cross blames himself for the death of Ted Lavender. He believes that Ted died because of his ...
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  • The Things They Carried - 689 words
    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 life as livable as possible. But they also carry memories, and fears, and it is intangible items like these that are the prime focus of the story. The weight of these abstract items is as real as that of any physical ones, ...
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  • Humor Of War - 1,794 words
    ... rific violence of the war. Another substantially detailed necessity of the men is their military supplies. O'Brien goes into minute detail, for literally pages, describing the supplies that the men used for defense purposes. Primarily, he lists the standard weaponry for war, the typical rifles, grenades, and defensive clothing such as the flak jacket and helmet (6- 7). He relates the enormous burden of weight that Ted Lavender was carrying when he was shot, and how that weight caused him to fall like "a big sandbag or something - just boom, then down." (7) The next passage describes all of the extra weapons they carried, ranging from fragmentation grenades to brass knuckles and a feather ...
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  • Humor Of War - 1,794 words
    ... rific violence of the war. Another substantially detailed necessity of the men is their military supplies. O'Brien goes into minute detail, for literally pages, describing the supplies that the men used for defense purposes. Primarily, he lists the standard weaponry for war, the typical rifles, grenades, and defensive clothing such as the flak jacket and helmet (6- 7). He relates the enormous burden of weight that Ted Lavender was carrying when he was shot, and how that weight caused him to fall like "a big sandbag or something - just boom, then down." (7) The next passage describes all of the extra weapons they carried, ranging from fragmentation grenades to brass knuckles and a feather ...
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  • History - 1,200 words
    ... be waiting for him to return. His duties in the hospital did not cover a large range. His patients were usually suffering from malaria or minor injuries. At around 7 p.m. Jims relief would show up and hed rush out to dinner and then on to the EM club for what he considered to be the fun of the war. Its Saturday night. That means lots of loud music and cold beer, (Calbreath, 3). The EM club was where the medics and other soldiers would relax in the evening. Nights were usually filled with card playing, drinking, smoking marijuana, and watching the lights from the distant war. This was Calbreaths average day, quite different from the previous accounts, but still a very crucial part of the ...
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  • Tim Obrien - 1,167 words
    William Timothy O'Brien was born on October 1st, 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 something that he saw himself doing. He saw himself being a writer, trying to earn himself a good living. As he wrote in one of his stories in the book The Things They Carried, a week before he was supposed to ...
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  • Tim Obrien - 1,167 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 after his death, I'm hoping that [Speaking of Silence] this makes good on Norman Bowker's silence. And I hope it's a better story. Although the old structure remains [of the first copy of his novel], t ...
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  • Decisions - 1,105 words
    Decisions are an inevitable part of life. The effects of our decisions that we make will have a significant impact on our lives. In The Things They Carried, Tim OBrien was faced with a critical decision. My senior year of high school, I too was faced with a decision that would effect where I would go, what I would do, and who Id be with. Every senior in high school was faced with this same big Senior Decision of which college to choose. We all realized quickly that there were so many choices out there and what seemed like so little time to choose. In the novel, The Things They Carried, OBrien wrote about the decision of whether to stay in the United States, face the draft and fight for somet ...
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  • Vietnam Soldiers - "they Carried Ghosts" - 1,826 words
    The 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 soldiers and their families grew or forced them to become distant. The soldier did not want to worry his parents at home and knew that they would not understand what he was going through. In the Documen ...
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  • Tim Obrien The Things They Carry - 872 words
    The Heavy Burden After reading Tim OBriens The Things They Carried, it helped me better explore and understand the emotions and experiences of the soldiers surrounded by the Vietnam War. The main character of the story is the leader of the platoon First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross. OBrien created protagonist, Jimmy Cross, to represent all other men in his platoon. The author assigns the most importance to Cross with the aspects of his personal life because it allows the reader to see the intensity of what the other men are going through and the heaviness of things they carry. The things that the soldiers carried during combat zone were both tangible and intangible things, but it all depended on t ...
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  • Carried - 1,677 words
    First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carried letters from a girl named Martha, a junior at Mount Sebastian College in New Jersey. They were not love letters, but Lieutenant Cross was hoping, so he kept them folded in plastic at the bottom of his rucksack. In the late afternoon, after a day's march, he would dig his foxhole, wash his hands under a canteen, unwrap the letters, hold them with the tips of his fingers, and spend the last hour of fight pretending. He would imagine romantic camping trips into the White Mountains in New Hampshire. He would sometimes taste the envelope flaps, knowing her tongue had been there. More than anything, he wanted Martha to love him as he loved her, but the letters ...
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  • Carried - 1,704 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-47s and ChiCom's and RPG's and Simonov 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 grandfather's feathered hatchet. Every third or fourth man carried a Claymore antipersonnel mine-3.5 pounds with its firing device. They all carried fragmentation grenades-fourteen ounces each. They all carried at ...
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  • Carried - 1,741 words
    ... es of ammunition. You want my opinion, Mitchell Sanders said, there's a definite moral here. He put his hand oil the dead boy's wrist. He was quiet for a time, as if counting a pulse, then he patted the stomach, almost affectionately, and used Kiowa's hunting hatchet to remove the thumb. Henry Dobbins asked what the moral was. Moral? You know- Moral. Sanders wrapped the thumb in toilet paper and handed it across to Norman Bowker. There was no blood. Smiling, he kicked the boy's head, watched the files scatter, and said, It's like with that old TV show - Paladin. Have gun, will travel. Henry Dobbins thought about it. Yeah, well, he finally said. I don't see no moral. There it is, man. Fuc ...
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  • Historic Examples Of The Burdens Of War - 1,024 words
    War 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. There are many works that deal with this subject and they all show some way that men are changed after being in battle. For instance, the short story Guests of the Nation written by Frank OConnor demonst ...
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  • The Forces That Drive Man To War - 612 words
    The fear of death and guilt play an important role Tim OBriens story The Things They Carried. The story deals with not only the physical risk of war, but also with the emotional effects if has on the young soldiers. Although death affects everyones behavior differently, death is the main driving force for behavioral changes in war. This awareness that the soldiers have that they could be killed anytime motivates then to act in a way they normally would not. By selecting details that reveal the drastic change in manner within the men, OBrien creates an understanding of the effects of war on the soldiers. One of the soldiers, Norman Bowler, otherwise a very gentle person, carried a thumb. It h ...
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  • War In The Modern World - 1,129 words
    War has fascinated the minds of the greats throughout history. Its concepts and understandings have been passed on to us through the few surviving works of those, whose lives were touched by war, in an ancient archive. Some saw war as an ordinary, inevitable phenomenon that has a place among natural order of human lives (Jacob Walter), while others interpreted it as devastating and terrible deviation from the natural order of things (W.T. Sherman). Over the course of our archival readings we have learned of war through the records from the Trojans in their leather sandals (Hector), the horsemen of Sherman's brigades, the WWI soldiers with their new gas shells and machine guns, and eventually ...
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