Lieutenant Cross’ love for Martha’s was a major distraction during the war that causes him not being around when Lavender dies. After the daydreams that lasted until one of his soldier’s death, Lieutenant Cross blames himself for loving Martha rather than concentrating on the war. “He pictured Martha’s smooth young face, thinking he loved her more than anything, more than his men, and now Ted Lavender was dead because he loved her so much” (392). A time came during the march that everyone was invisible to Jimmy cross; only Martha existed in his fantasy world. Lavender’s death placed Lieutenant cross in a situation where he had to choose between his priorities or his fantasy about being with Martha.
Although O'Brien invented many of the stories, he creates images and ideas that make the reader feel what he felt during his time at war. As an author, his job is not to tell what happened, but to tell the story where the reader feels what he felt going through the villages in Vietnam and fighting on the front lines. For those who never went to war, the feeling of hiding and almost being blown into pieces does not exist in their minds. They will never share the share experiences that Tim O'Brien went through as he served his draft. With each story, Tim O’Brien expresses a certain feeling.
Author, Tim O’Brien’s, complex and intriguing short story, “The Things They Carried” follows a group of young men on their mission through parts of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He strings together an emotional and realistic look at the effects of war by giving life to the inanimate objects each man carries on him. They paint the picture of each individual, which causes readers to connect to his characters easily. O’Brien is an American fiction author best known for his semi-autobiographical stories that are often inspired by his own personal experiences of his time at war in Vietnam. He is able to create a story that uses symbolism to show that a deeper meaning lies within the objects these men carried on their bodies day in and day out.
The film focuses on a love story, which develops through childhood and includes the war. The film did represent the soldiers well in Vietnam but this was not it's initial intent. No modern film could represent accurately the attitudes of the soldiers, they may be able to cerate a warfare atmosphere but the true feeling and atmosphere can't be achieved. This is because films are fictional, they can get the correct information and setting, but the feelings can't be matched. In the film we see a soldier who had a positive attitude towards to war, he was disciplined and brave, he wouldn't let anything stand in the way of him doing his job, we must look at this point and ask if this represents all soldiers or just this one.
Lincoln was not completely for the war, but he can find the benefits of doing it. “We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.” So he is saying I know it might be hard, but this was necessary to keep the country as one nation. Lee was not at all for the war and could not see the benefits of it. “But I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country that a disso... ... middle of paper ... ...Son like Lincoln was for the war and Lee was not, they both want the country to be peaceful, and Lincoln said that war was equal on both sides and Lee said the north was being mean to the south.
Then there were soldiers Tim O’Brien meant while in the war that he wrote the book “The Things They Carried,” that showed how important the role of story telling was to soldiers. The role of stories was important because it gave them an outlet and that outlet was needed both inside and outside the war in order to keep their metal state in check. One of the hardest events that a soldier had to go through during the war was when one of their friends was killed. Despite their heartbreak they could not openly display their emotions. They could not cry because soldiers do not cry.
In Tim O’Brien’s novel, “The Things They Carried,” imaginations can be both beneficial and corrosive. This novel consist of story truth and real truth. Throughout the novel, imagination plays a big role. Tim O’Brien wrote his book about the war mainly based on his memory of the war. He did not remember every details of the war, thus he made up some false details to the stories to make it seems more interesting.
1. How does O’Brien use The Things They Carried to cope with the psychological impact of his experience in the war? In “The Things They Carried” Tim O’Brien uses this story as a coping mechanism; to tell part of his stories and others that are fiction from the Vietnamese War. This is shown by using a fictions character’s voice, deeper meaning in what soldier’s carried, motivation in decision making, telling a war story, becoming a new person and the outcome of a war in one person. Tim O’ Brien uses a psychological approach to tell his sorrows, and some happiness from his stories from the war.
Each soldier carries many things both physically and mentally during times of war and strife. For the war, The United States implements a draft in which young men are drafted and forced to go into the military for the war. Many of these soldiers are young, immature, and escape adulthood, yet there is one phase of life that cannot be avoided: death. Cross felt responsible for the younger kids’ death because he felt it was his job to protect the innocent. O Brien 's point of view is an accurate one as he himself because he is a Vietnam veteran.
He called himself a coward, a deserter of conscience, for not defying the draft. Luckily O’Brien found happiness when his wife Meredith gave birth to their two sons, Timmy, and Tad. I am pretty sure when the president of the United States and the people in the Pentagon decided to send their troops to fight in Vietnam, they did not think that the veterans would write, and would become a famous literature writer. (Zins) Tim O’Brien holds a unique ability to show the realities of everyday life for many veterans. When you listen to him speak you get a feel of what it is like to be a soldier at war, not only ment... ... middle of paper ... ....p., n.d.