Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

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The things they carried
Tim O’brien had strong feelings about the war. He despised it and protested against it but that still didn’t stop him from being drafted into it. He felt depressed and isolated after being drafted. O’brien tried to get out of it but failed.

Tim hated war, he understood that sometimes there needed to be one but, he did not feel that way about the vietnam war. “There were occasions, I believed, when a nation was justified in using military force to achieve its ends, to stop a hitler or some comparable evil, and I told myself that in such circumstances I would’ve willingly marched off to the battle. The problem, though, was that a draft board did not let you choose your war” (42). Tim also also protested against the

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