Tim said “ I would kill and maybe die- because I was too embarrassed not to”. He was not proud of his decision even though he thought that he made the right one then, years later after the war he viewed himself as a coward because he went to war. Although it was that shame that brought him into the war and why he was a
He may say to himself, “no more killing, no more life should be taken away, at least from me,” but it is unavoidable. He lost his beloved one. He uses what he adores to kill another one that he loves. This feeling, this emotion, is just too strong to bare that he lost his hope to live, lost his direction to live on. The fact that he died from cancer is a metaphor that signifies he is tired of this life and ready to take off.
Personal view of O'Brien's anecdote:“If I Die in a Combat Zone…” In "If I die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home", Tim O’Brien gives the readers a unique insight into the Vietnam War from a soldier’s perspective. He uses dark humor to describe his firsthand experience of combat and the feelings of fear, bravery, and loss. Drafted into the war, O’Brien begins his journey in a training camp in Washington, making a close comrade who shares similar views with him. During his time at the camp, he considers the senselessness of the war and thinks of fleeing the country with his comrade, Erik. O’Brien was surrounded by the era of protest and arguments on the war.
It does not work in the public’s favor, and it is not applied fairly. Why do we get to take another’s life when they are not a direct threat to society anymore? Is there ever a good reason for us to kill another? Yes, but only in self defense. But, if the criminal is captured and taken to prison, they are not a threat anymore.
Tim declares, “Sometimes I forgive myself, sometimes I don’t. In the ordinary hours of life I try not to dwell on it, but now and then, when I’m reading a newspaper or just sitting alone in a room, I’ll look up and see the young man coming out of the morning fog” (Ambush). Tim O’Brien was a father, a son, and a husband, yet he was also able to kill without giving thought to the action. Afterwards, however, when presented with his family, friends, and other civilians, Tim realized the gravity of the deaths he caused. Another example of paradox was the murder that in Queens, New York, around the same period as the Vietnam War.
You want justice and courtesy and human concord, things you never knew you wanted.” He explains himself so he won't sound crazy; he says that after battle he always felt alive because knowing that he was so close to death made him want to be a better man. In the face of death he wanted to atone for his sins and try to live another day. Half way through the fourth paragraph author Tim O’Brien shares a stream of consciousness. In this stream of consciousness Tim O’Brien is sitting in his foxhole looking out on a river thinking about the next morning and whether he might die or possibly kill a man. In the fifth paragraph the author starts it by saying “Mitchell Sanders was right.
The pressure they received was insurmountable. The men in the Vietnam War had to deal with the painful memories and stress for the rest of their lives, however long those ended up being. The war’s strains weighed down the soldiers throughout their lives. One would think that the end of the war would have been a relief for the soldiers, but this was not always the case. When the soldiers returned
Is Tim O’Brien a murderer? In the story The Things They Carried, “The Man I Killed,” William Timothy O’Brien is the author and the character Tim. Although the story is fictional, many of the details were from O’Brien’s experience in the Vietnam War. He wrote the story to share his experiences, to allow people to understand what he felt while in the war and to feel at peace with the horrors he witnessed as a soldier. The character Tim O’Brien and the author William Timothy O’Brien are very similar because both grew up in Worthington, Minnesota, attended Macalester College, and wrote about war experiences.
He killed her with three bullets to the back of her head. He proclaimed he was scared but still had everything planned out in his head from which part he would start feasting on and so on. He describes his murders in explicit details stating that once he had killed her he wanted to start eating her starting with her right butt cheek. It was too hard to bite into so he
Raeburn asks about a crush possibly a girl and she avoids it. Steers the conversation towards a boy with nice shoes when she was sixteen avoidances at its finest. Heidi and Dina took a shower sprayed each other down and Dina had the realization that maybe she loved Heidi. That maybe she loved her when she first met her. Once she heard Heidi's confession coming out though she had broken away distanced herself, having trouble with having heard her say