Annotated Bibliography : The Things They Carried Essay
Thesis: In “The Things They Carried”, the author, Tim O’Brien argues that the emotional burdens of fear, grief, terror, love and cruelty reality about war hardens the soldiers, and the psychological effects that these soldiers will have to carry for the rest of their life.
"Looking Back at the Vietnam War with Author, Veteran Tim O’Brien." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 19 Aug. 2016.
In this short interview with Tim O’Brien, he brings about the physical weight that the soldiers carry. More important, the book is about the psychological burden that the soldiers carry with them after the war – guilt, sadness, joy and the burden of memories. Tim shared his memories of being draft to war, the reality of Vietnam War and the hardened of the soldiers. This is helpful to understand Tim O’Brien’s main purposes to write this book and his point of view about the Vietnam War.
Hochgesang, Josh, Tracye Lawyer, and Toby Stevenson. "The Psychological Effects of the Vietnam War." The Psychological Effects of the Vietnam War. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Aug. 2016.
Hochgesang researched about the psychological effects of the Vietnam War upon the soldiers. From the psychological study and the one-on-one interview, the Vietnam War affects American soldiers in different ways including their reactions and adjustments to the war, their feelings about the Vietnamese people, and last but not least is the usage of drugs and alcohols. Hochgesang also offers…