The Things They Carried Narrative Analysis

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Attention, attention read all about it, Tim O’Brien uses fiction or narrative in his writings. When you read a story, you are the narrator, how would you read the story. Would you see yourself in the story, being the main character, being on the front line like Tim O’Brien was. Imagine yourself carrying the things of past or deceased soldiers. You are in control, you have the power to make a story a fiction piece or a narrative one. I did, when reading, “The Things They Carried,” Tim O’Brien I focused on the narrator side of the story. I read the story like I was in his shoes, going to war for him as him. Tim O’Brien either uses fiction or narrative. Nobody truly knows what writing he uses, but we all know one thing he uses two. Tim O’Brien, …show more content…
Defining the odds, when you read this story, “The Things They Carried,” Tim O’Brien describes a time and a place and puts himself in that place (being Vietnam). He may not mention himself in the story, but as you read, think he couldn’t be making these scenes and things up. He simply changes his characters to made up or make believe people. As he progresses in his writings, he shifts between first person and third person singular focusing on different characters. It may have not been him but O’Brien wants his readers to believe that what he is writing was true. He wants his readers to have an experience that is first hand difficult, that is characterized by being in …show more content…
Details, of what each man carries are funneled through the memory of this narrator embedding small details in the text that will be further explained. It is important to, know how the details are selective, recalled by a character, unnamed narrator of this story. O’Brien employing the literary technique of describing the primary characters. “The Things They Carried,” Tim O’Brien not easily characterized as one narrative technique uses repetition. By using a narrative technique that constantly generates new contexts in which to revisit stories.This decisive and ingenious creation brings about an interesting tension between what is true and what is not quite true. Aesthetic of helping readers connect to his characters, O’Brien primary objective in this story, makes readers feel the story is physically and emotionally possible as it is

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