Things They Carried Reflection Essay

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Many people do not like their position in this world. For instance, they are vexed from working at a low paying job or pursuing a higher education. And, when they hear of a draft into the military, they go for it eventually regretting their choice, attempting to dodge the draft, change their minds, but cannot do so because they are already in the war. In order to challenge this prevailing ideal, Tim O'Brien wrote The Things They Carried as a memoir of his experiences during the Vietnam war, and to proclaim the injustices of the government towards the soldiers. Therefore, O’Brien’s odyssey in the war not only impacted his life but for all the other veterans as well, challenging the underlying power of the government in America through the unfair orders that they gave the soldiers and the little help that they gave the soldiers with mental illness.…show more content…
In like manner, source D states that Jonathan D. Amore interviewed O’Brien and asked him, “How has this literacy fame affected you”. Although the novel is used in classrooms writers like O’Brien don't think that by sharing a personal experience they will get suddenly famous. If anything as a writer they write about things that inflame them so it is not only about his experience in Vietnam, but on how do these experiences connect and have meaning with the “external world” (Source E).
Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried, writes the novel based on his real-life counterpart as a veteran of the Vietnam war. Not to mention the injustices of the government towards the soldiers during the war. Therefore, O’Brien’s odyssey in the war not only impacted his life but for all the other veterans as well, challenging the underlying power of the government in America through the unfair orders that they gave the soldiers and the little help that they gave the soldiers with mental
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