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    Tim O’Brien “Intellect had run up against emotion. My conscience told me to run, yet some irrational and powerful force was resisting, like a weight pushing me toward the war. What it came to, stupidly, was a sense of shame. Hot, stupid shame. I did not want people to think badly of me.” (Tim O’Brien; On the Rainy River). Tim O’Brien is a twentieth- century author, he was born October 1 1946 in Minnesota. After O’Brien graduated from Worthington College, he received his draft papers for

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    do something that they know is wrong and get away with it. In “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, the men in the book deal with a different kind of guilt. These men deal with the guilt that many people deal with after losing a loved one or a comrade. This guilt is difficult to cope with, and the men all have different ways of coping with their guilt. Three men who had to deal with guilt are Tim O’Brien, Lieutenant Cross, and Bob Kiley (a.k.a. Rat Kiley) The death of a loved one or a comrade

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    "On The Rainy River," the author Tim O'Brien tells about his experiences and how his relationship with a single person had effected his life so dramatically. It is hard for anyone to rely fully on their own personal experiences when there are so many other people out there with different experiences of their own. Sometimes it take the experiences and knowledge of others to help you learn and build from them to help form your own personal identity. In the essay, O'Brien speaks about his experiences with

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    was like to witness the Vietnam War firsthand in combat. Well, in the short story, “The Things they Carried,” by Tim O’Brien, the theme was portrayed as the physical and emotional burdens that soldiers had to deal with during the Vietnam War. Throughout the story, the author goes into great detail about the heavy physical loads that the soldiers had to carry with them. Even the way O’Brien describes the many loads seems to grab your attention on the extreme conditions these men had to go through just

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    The Importance of Friendship in The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried is a collection of stories about the Vietnam War that the author, Tim O'Brien, uses to convey his experiences and feelings about the war. The book is filled with stories about the men of Alpha Company and their lives in Vietnam and afterwards back in the United States. O'Brien captures the reader with graphic descriptions of the war that make one feel as if they were in Vietnam. The characters are

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    The Vietnam War, a war no one wanted to have or be a part of. This was a time of change for America and Tim O’Brien was right in the middle of it. “Someone writing about leaving one's country, and the horrors of that: the dislocations, the lingering sense of moral failure, or moral rectitude, which can also haunt you,” O’Brien was a one of the many writers of the Postmodernist movement (O’Brien 31). Postmodernism started after the end of World War II and continues to our present day (Postmodernism

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    Tim O’Brien is a well-known author who once said, “I didn't get into writing to make money or get famous or any of that. I got into it to hit hearts…” He did not become a writer for the fame or money, but to enrich the lives of others through his story telling. Most notably, in his short story collection, “The Things They Carried,” O’Brien tells of the Vietnam War focusing each story on various soldiers and the happenings of the war at the time. However, even though it is a collection of short stories

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    Tim O'Briens' Perspective and Statements in Regard to Storytelling and Relationship to the Truth in The Things They Carried Each day that we live our lives we are faced with the opportunity to believe and tell many stories and dramatizations. As a young child in Hebrew School you were taught that the world was created in six days and on the seventh day God rested. In a Christian home you were told about Saint Nick. On a juvenile level, stories serve a purpose to teach something and to give hope

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    Tim O’Brien is an accredited writer who writes mostly about war. Although, I can conclude that Tim O’ Brien is different from other war writers because he brings war stories to life. O’ Brien does not explain the strategies of the war, he describes the guys that he fought amongst in the war. His novel, “The Things They Carried” is an emotional retelling of the Vietnam War. He allows readers to experience the thoughts, feelings, and conflicts of the characters throughout the book. By allowing readers

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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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