Things They Carried Response

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While all the men in the group experience the same war, their responses to the situation and their personal struggles were quite different and their personalities and individual challenges are exemplified by the items each carried.

"The Things They Carried"

Do you remember a time in your life that has challenged your emotions in a way that keeps you grounder only because of the responsibility you may have to another also staying grounded regardless what you may carry . "The Things They Carried" by Tim O 'Brien a time set during The Vietnam War. O 'Brien has captured through the hearts and eyes of several soldier 's and their Lieutenant, Jimmy Cross the struggle 's they deal with in this horrific time of war. Their Fear and pain will
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Each one being distinguished by the different things they carried. Soon came tragedy one of Cross 's burdens and greatest fears even though he never showed it was the death of Ted lavender whom carried tranquilizers and suffered from the greatest of fears. Ted was wrapped in his poncho which they all carried in their helmet for easy access. Then token away by chopper. After the chopper took ted away Lieutenant Jimmy Cross led his soldiers to the small village of Than Khe. Sweeping through this small village shooting cats and dogs burning everything in their way, as they marched for several hours. Kiowa then explained how Ted had died. Cross in hearing this, with everything he had to hold back the tears he so much wanted to …show more content…
Kiowa didn 't feel very close to God because his feeling of emotions would not surface. Sadness or anger just to feel something but couldn’t, something he could not understand. As he tried to sleep all he could hear were the shots that killed his brother. Kiowa 's greatest pain was only added to "The Things They Carried. "Kennedy, X. J., Gioia, D. (10/2012)

Lieutenant Jimmy Cross soon cut off the fantasizing of what he felt would never be. Martha 's place was just where she was at and where he soon admitted was where she belonged. He no longer gazed into her eyes of her imaginary presence. He was finished. He knew that his focus had to be on the men that depended on him with out any distractions. "It was sad he thought. The things men carried. The things men did or felt they had to do." Kennedy, X. J., Gioia, D.

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