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  • Tim Blake Nelson's O and Oliver Parker's Othello

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    The Shakespeare classic play Othello has been remade many times throughout the years whether it be through the big screen or on stage. Two of the larger known recreations of the play were made by Tim Blake Nelson ("O") and Oliver Parker (Othello). Both of these directors attempted to appeal to an audience made up of different people. Parker attempted to appeal to Shakespeare lovers; Nelson went the route of appealing to the youth (much like the 1996 adaption of Romeo and Juliet). One of the constant

  • Things They Carried Essay: Disembodiment

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    Disembodiment in The Things They Carried With some knowledge of war, one can begin to appreciate Tim O' Brien's The Things They Carried.  But when the work is viewed in its strict historical context, another layer of  meaning rises to the surface.  Tim O' Brien is a veteran; as a result there are many things he takes for granted (or so we think) and does not tell us.  America's involvement in the Vietnam war resulted from internal domestic politics rather than from the national spirit.  American

  • Comparing O' Brien's The Things They Carried and Ninh's The Sorrow of War

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    Comparing O' Brien's The Things They Carried and Ninh's The Sorrow of War Bao Ninh's The Sorrow of War is a contrapuntal reading to American literature on the Vietnam War. But rather than stand in stark contrast to Tim O' Brien's The Things They Carried, The Sorrow of War is strangely similar, yet different at the same time. From a post-colonialist standpoint, one must take in account both works to get an accurate image of the war. The Sorrow of War is an excellent counterpoint because it is

  • Reflections On The Things They

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    Analyzing the story’s craftsmanship Tim O’Brien wrote a story that is known as "The Things They Carried." It is a carefully crafted, detailed account of a Lieutenant and his men, the time period being right in the middle of the Vietnam war. In most war stories the author spends most of his or her time describing actions and events to the reader, trying to really put the reader "right there" in the middle of everything that is happening. However, O’Brien drifts away from that trend

  • Free College Essays - Psychological Approach to The Things They Carried

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    The Psychological Approach to The Things They Carried In Tim O' Brian's, The Things They Carried, he talks about the Vietnam War and it's effects country.   O' Brian uses the psychological approach to tell the sorrows of war .  The things that they carried had all represented a part of each soldier.  In the days of the Vietnam war, they did not expect a woman to fight in a war. The story is better understood because the reader knows the background of the story and the characters personality

  • Things They Carried Essay: American Heroes

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    The Things They Carried: American Heroes "Speaking of Courage" in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, is more than a story about a soldier's personal experience of the Vietnam War. It is more than a story about his fight for his country, God, and fellow soldiers, and not to mention his return home. "Speaking of Courage" is not only an allegorical story about the disconnection between Vietnam and the rest of the world, but also an allegory about the disconnection between the soldiers and the

  • Things They Carried Essay: Rebirth of a Spirit

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    Rebirth of a Spirit in The Things They Carried Speaking of courage is a story found in Tim O ' Brien's The Things They Carried about a solider named Norman Bowker who has returned home from the Vietnam War. As Bowker circles the town's "source of pride" he comes to realize that the town that he left so many years ago will never be the same. While his life was paused by the war, theirs weren't. He also comes to understand that while the people he once knew have changed that he has also changed

  • Exposing the Truth in Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong

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    Exposing the Truth in Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong "Dear Mom and Dad: The war that has taken my life, and many thousands of others before me, is immoral, unlawful, and an atrocity," (letter of anonymous soldier qtd. In Fussell 653). Tim O'Brien, a Vietnam war vet, had similar experiences as the soldier above. Even though O'Brien didn't die, the war still took away his life because a part of him will never be the same. Even in 1995, almost thirty years after the war, O'Brien wrote, "Last

  • Iraq War

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    the bones left behind in the stories. It has given me another view of the Iraq War. Human nature can be hard to alter; whether it's a soldier from Vietnam or a soldier involved in Iraq they share a similar state of mind. In The Things They Carried Tim O' Brien describes the 'Night Life' of the soldiers. In particular there is a story about the gradual mental break down of Rat Kiley. "He couldn't sleep during the hot day light hours; he couldn't cope with the nights." (p.222) As time progressed the

  • Disappearance into the Land

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    battle of one group of men versus another. Rather, it is a fight between Man and Nature. A desperate battle for survival. Will the land take you, or will you survive the horrors that lie in the darkness of night? This idea is one that is explored in Tim O’Brien’s novel The Things They Carried. This is a battle of Man vs. Nature, not only for physical survival, but one for emotional, mental, and spiritual survival. It is played out in many ways, and the attacks that are made against man are played out