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    Do You See What I See: The Unseen Burdens in “The Things They Carried” “What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.”- (Voltaire). In the short story “The Things They Carried” Tim O’Brien expresses the metaphorical meaning of carry which are the physical, mental, and emotional burden that the soldiers have to carry during the war. Even though the author explain to the reader about the things the soldiers carry as a description it also help the readers define who the person is and what

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    [b][u][size=1.5em][center]Worse Things Have Happened[/center][/size][/u][/b] [center]by TrampingPony[/center] Things could have been better, things could have been worse. That was right, things could have been worse. For all she knew, she could have had an accident involving a cart, two pegasi and spinach. There was nothing worse than anything involving spinach. Yep, and this at least didn't involve spinach, or any other food that was 'healthy' and 'helped you grow'. On the other hoof, the current

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    The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

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    The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien This work of art is a war story, with love, tragedy and personal responsibility, giving details of what one carries, survives and ponders during events that take place out of our control. The Thing Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien depicts human beings just like us that don’t get a choice of what happens around us but how to survive with the things we hold dear that help us make it through. It also shares with us the fear, risk and aftermath of the death

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    25, 2014 The story “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien is a combination of short stories. These stories talk about the soldier’s and what they carried along with them on their journey in the jungle. Tim O’Brien often departs from the realism and dwells on the soldier’s imaginations. O’Brien shows the magical power of storytelling and shows us how facts and memory are formed into fiction. Steven Kaplan in his critical essay said that “O’Brien depicts all the “things” that appear in the first

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    The film industry suffers from ups and downs. The industry itself is always making new things happen from older ideas. The remaking of classic films has become a common thing; however, some are remade very poorly. The film industry decided to remake the film “The thing”. The film is a very unique remake because it acts as a prequel to the original film. The original film was made in 1982 and the remake was made in 2011. The original film was a very unique horror film, and so was the remake. These

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    The Things They Carried

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    and regret their behavior in the past. A friend of mine started taking care of his business after his father's death and stopped being an irresponsible jerk. He feels guilty about not having a good relation with his father. Whereas, the story "the things they carried" is about the fantasies, fears and desires and dreams of the soldiers. For instance, Ted lavender was afraid of death. Jimmy cross dreams about the girl Martha and lost his consciousness sometimes while marching and sitting. He also had

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    Things Not Seen

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    The book Things Not Seen is very interesting. It talks about a boy named Bobby that is invisible and one day while he is rushing out of the library door he bumps into a girl named Alicia who he is surprised to find out that she isn’t startled by seeing the appearance of an invisible man it isn’t until after he raps himself back up in his disguise that he notices that Alicia is blind. Bobby is a hardcore boy that likes to read. He liked to be like the books he read, hard to break open but after the

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    requirements to get in their major. People tend to blame students for being lazy and do not take school seriously. However, they do not understand the pressure that students have to face and dealing with. To conclude, cheating in academic is not a bad thing. Majority say it is wrong to do, but to some extent, they should realize and consider about cheating. It is a way to learn and to secure good grades. If people look at cheating in a positive way, they will see that it is helpful a lot. Works Cited

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    the things they carried

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    The things they carried,by Tim O'brien "Oh man, you fuckin' trashed the fucker. You scrambled his sorry self, look at that, you did, you laid him out like fuckin' Shredded Wheat." I chose to start off my essay with this particular exert from the book because I think that it very much represents the story in itself. Azar said this, after Tim (supposedly) killed a Vietnamese soldier with a hand grenade. It shows that in times of war, how callous men can become. However, callousness varies, whether

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    Things to Keep in Mind When Dating

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    starts to date hopefully they realize that there are many things that they should and should not do. Through my research I have found out that there are way more things someone shouldn’t do on their first date than things that they should do. Out of the five suggestions, I have chosen to give three things that they should not do. The first one that I chose out of my research was do not try to act too shy. Being shy can be a really bad thing, it can make them not do something that they really wanted

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