The Things They Carried By Tim O Brien

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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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Cross depended on the letters he would turn to that allowed him to experience the love of a woman. The love of a women that faithfully wrote him letters that through his illusions and fantasies that would take him to Martha 's tongue in his mouth as he only has a pebble that made him smile. Being a lieutenant and troop leader he had the responsibility of the safety and well being of the several soldiers. Cross carried a load of his own required army issued things from code books to a 45. Caliber Pistol along with the burden of his soldiers safety, that they not be consumed by the fear and weight of their own …show more content…
Something he would suffer for the remainder of the war. Grieving the death of Lavender along with the thought of his deep love for Martha

As Kiowa pulled off his boots he couldn’t help but think of Ted Lavender and how he died and how one moment he was there then gone just like that. 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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