Vietnam In Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

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Tim O 'brien 's first love was named Linda. They were only 9 years old but he believed it was love. Months after their first date he found out she had a brain tumor and weeks after that she died. Tim writes stories about her to try to bring her back. However, she is also the reason he is so terrified of death. Linda was the first experience Tim had with death. That 's what puts her incommon with Vietnam. Whenever he thinks about Vietnam he thinks of death and when he thinks of Linda he also thinks of death. They are one in the same in his mind. He can 't think of one without the other. The soldiers in the book “The Things They Carried” did not just carried weapons and protections. Theses soldiers carried heat tabs, lighters, candy,
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