Environment And Character Development In The Things They Carried By Tim O Brien

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In "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien, the author portrays how cultural, physical, and geographical surroundings shape the psychological and moral traits of the characters, as seen through O'Brien's use of quotes that illustrate the complex interplay between environment and character development. O'Brien illustrates the psychological impact of war on soldiers by emphasizing the physical environment in which they fight. In the story "Night Life," O'Brien writes, "The night was hot and wet and heavy, and the rain seemed to be searching for something it couldn't find," conveying the oppressive nature of the jungle environment and its impact on the soldiers' sense of disorientation and vulnerability. This physical environment ultimately

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