Comparing The Things They Carried with Nightsong: City

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What’s Love Got to Do with It?
Many people have tried to define love for ages. Love can be the most powerful word and the most dangerous too. But love is more easily experienced than defined. Many authors and poets have written stories and poems about. Expressing how they can love something or someone so much, through their literature. Or some author is just telling a story about love. Love is the driver for all great stories: not just romantic love, but the love of parent for child, for family, for a country. When you're in love, you always want to be together, and when you're not, you're thinking about being together because you need that person and without them your life is incomplete. With these two literary novels, you can see how love can over take someone’s mind. You are being so in love with someone or something, you become so fascinating to them. It’s kind of scary when you look at it. Love is so strong it can become an addiction because you can love someone so much you can become numb to anything around you when you are thinking about that special person or place in your life. I will be elaborating on comparing and contrasting between one short story called “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien and a poem called “Nightsong: City” by Dennis Brutus that author and poet have said about love with their characters they used.

The comparing between “The Things They Carried” and “Nightsong: City” is obviously both writers are writing about love but how they used imagery through their writing of showing how much the characters love someone through the stories. “The Things They Carried” and “Nightsong: City” have some similarly through the author’s work. “The Things They Carried” is about a soldier in the Vietnam War named ...

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...till love that place and really means a lot to him. And I like how Brutus starts and ends the poem, sounding like a bedtime story with a soft tone. “Sleep well, my love, sleep well” (line1, 9)

In conclusion, love is unconditional affection with no limits or conditions completely loving someone or some places that we have discovered from “The Things They Carried” and “Nightsong: City”. Sometimes love can be powerful and dangerous that the same time we notice in “The Things They Carried”. Cross being so blind for his love for Martha, he’s not even paying attention was going around him in the war. He isn't noticing anything around him because he so focusing on Martha. And you can love place no matter what it looks like. That place means dearly to you. You can love a place like Brutus expresses his love for his native country South Africa in the poem “Nightsong: City”.
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