“The things they carried” is a story that holds not even the slightest bit back and lays it out there for us. It tells the real straight forward story of Tim O’ Brien, And his alpha platoon mates. The psychological lens would be perfect for the chapter “Speaking of courage”, For the simple fact that this chapter is about O’Brien is trying to sort out everything that has happened in nam and what is happening till this day. By putting a psychological lens on the chapter “Speaking of Courage” is a good way to get into the head of Tim O’Brien and his platoon, to understand why he was driving around the lake, Norman, and how he was going to tell the story to the guy at Mamma’s Burgers, Norman and the silver star.
In the short narrative “The Things They Carried’ by O’Brien Deputy Jimmy Cross of the Alpha party describes in contingent the affair the workforce in his company carries. For example, Lavender carry drugs and narcotics to keep him calm as possible from all that was going on. Other men they carried other items which can only fit their physical description needs. However, the story also relates to the account of the Vietnam War. All the men carry the emotional loading placed upon them on their backs by the war.
Tim O 'Brien has written numerous amounts of great well critiqued stories that make your mind think, ‘The Things They Carried," was another one of these stories. At first seemed to be just another war story. As I started reading I thought, “hmmm, maybe this won’t be too confusing”, boy was I mistaking. I started this story and was having troubles wrapping my mind around what was going on with all the jumping around, however after I got into the story further I started actually finding some interest in what was going on.
Cherry Blossom “It was the end of summer and the leaves were falling off the cherry trees. Countless shades of pink and white fell almost like rain, in their journey towards the ground. Maybe it was fate, or maybe it was luck. Or pure coincidence that it would happen on a day like this.” He said.
The things they carried is a novel by Tim O’Brien. About the Vietnam war. About the lives of people going there. It’s a collection of war stories. Some of them true, some of the untrue and that’s the main topic that’ll be discussed in this paper.
Tim O'Brien, an extremely talented and acclaimed writer of the award winning novel, The Things They Carried, has an extraordinary writing style, which seems to cloud the line between fact and fiction. He challenges his readers to consider more profound interpretations about truth and memory, and guides the readers closer to the center of the character’s experiences. The Things They Carried is not just a story about fighting in a war, but also about fighting the war going on inside one’s self. The book's dominant idea is just as pertinent today as it was many years ago; touching the hearts of all types of people from all different walks of life.
Humans are given the gift of sight; one of the many remarkable features people share. To be able to visually see the beauty of nature is a great deal to human existence, especially when it comes from artistic matters such as pictures, videos, paintings etc. A book compared to a movie is like comparing a picture to the description of it. The description may have deeper meaning and a guide to the main point of why and where the picture was taken, but when a picture is being viewed, it is up to the audience to adopt on what the meaning behind the photograph is. It gives an opportunity of freethinking and opinion.
Titanic (Rough Draft) [April 14, 1912] Perhaps it could 've been the last day of my life, my chances of living was over 2,000 souls and only 20 lifeboats. It all began as I find myself in the Cigar Room not noticing people running and the screams of fear. I stay relaxed and tell myself what I heard or saw was just an illusion. “Get on deck now and get a life jacket, or you’ll all drown with this ship!”
The Things They Carried Surviving war is more than just dodging bullets and grenades, it 's being able to find purpose in what you are doing. In Tim O 'Brien 's book The Things They Carried he gives a first hand view portraying how the soldiers of Vietnam pressed through mental depression and despair. For some finding purpose ment trying to achieve glorified war medals, for others it was winning the war, but for most it was reliving the life they had before Vietnam. In his book O’Brien takes readers on his own and his fellow soldiers journey through the rough and demanding life that is war.
Those light brown eyes get me every single time. They make me stop and listen to every word you have to say. Which isn’t normal because I could talk for hours without stopping. In that single moment, it was just him and I. No one could take that away from us.