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The Things They Carried “Spin” and “On a Rainy River.

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: brownpeacock375 | Category: Resume sur la guerre de troie naura pas lieu

In war, there are no winners. That's what readers take away from Tim O'Brien's book about the Vietnam War, The Things They Carried, in the 20 years since.

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    greenpanda709 18 Jan 2017 05:27

    The Things They Carried is a collection of twenty-two stories, or chapters. All focus on the Alpha Company and the fate of its soldiers after they return home to America. A character named Tim O’Brien (same name as the author) narrates most of the stories.

    In “The Things They Carried,” the Alpha Company is mobilized to fight in the Vietnam War. The soldiers carry goods necessary to their survival as well personal items. Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carries letters and photos from a female friend named Martha , and spends most of his time mooning over her. The first casualty for the company is Ted Lavender , shot dead while relieving himself. Cross blames himself for the death because he thinks he was too busy thinking about Martha to properly take care of his troops. He burns her letters and photographs and decides to be a better leader.

    Welcome to the LitCharts study guide on Tim O’Brien''''s The Things They Carried. Created by the original team behind SparkNotes, LitCharts are the world''''s best literature guides.

    “Spin” is a collection of disjointed memories. Azar , a soldier, gives a crippled boy a chocolate bar. Mitchell Sanders pries off his own body lice and puts it in an envelope to send to the draft board in Ohio. Norman Bowker and Henry Dobbins play checkers every night to restore a sense of order into their lives. Lavender takes too many tranquilizers and says “we’ve got ourselves a nice mellow war today.” But aside from a few colorful events, O’Brien mostly remembers being bored and intermittently scared when he was at war.

    The war was like a Ping-Pong ball, O’Brien writes: “You can put a fancy spin on it.” He is a 43-year-old writer. He can’t remember some things about the war. But the bad memories, like Kiowa sinking into a field or Curt Lemon being blown to pieces, keep playing over and over. O’Brien feels guilty about remembering these things and only writing war stories. His young daughter, Kathleen , tells him he should find a new topic and learn how to write a happy story. But O’Brien thinks that this task is almost impossible.

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    User1491796593 18 Jan 2017 04:01

    The Things They Carried is a collection of twenty-two stories, or chapters. All focus on the Alpha Company and the fate of its soldiers after they return home to America. A character named Tim O’Brien (same name as the author) narrates most of the stories.

    In “The Things They Carried,” the Alpha Company is mobilized to fight in the Vietnam War. The soldiers carry goods necessary to their survival as well personal items. Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carries letters and photos from a female friend named Martha , and spends most of his time mooning over her. The first casualty for the company is Ted Lavender , shot dead while relieving himself. Cross blames himself for the death because he thinks he was too busy thinking about Martha to properly take care of his troops. He burns her letters and photographs and decides to be a better leader.

    Welcome to the LitCharts study guide on Tim O’Brien''s The Things They Carried. Created by the original team behind SparkNotes, LitCharts are the world''s best literature guides.

    “Spin” is a collection of disjointed memories. Azar , a soldier, gives a crippled boy a chocolate bar. Mitchell Sanders pries off his own body lice and puts it in an envelope to send to the draft board in Ohio. Norman Bowker and Henry Dobbins play checkers every night to restore a sense of order into their lives. Lavender takes too many tranquilizers and says “we’ve got ourselves a nice mellow war today.” But aside from a few colorful events, O’Brien mostly remembers being bored and intermittently scared when he was at war.

    The war was like a Ping-Pong ball, O’Brien writes: “You can put a fancy spin on it.” He is a 43-year-old writer. He can’t remember some things about the war. But the bad memories, like Kiowa sinking into a field or Curt Lemon being blown to pieces, keep playing over and over. O’Brien feels guilty about remembering these things and only writing war stories. His young daughter, Kathleen , tells him he should find a new topic and learn how to write a happy story. But O’Brien thinks that this task is almost impossible.

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    тora ayanaмι 素仁亜 18 Jan 2017 03:30

    You can find them at Barnes & Nobles. Are you looking for the books or what?

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    Денис Акчурин 18 Jan 2017 06:14

    Everything you ever wanted to know about Curt Lemon and Ted Lavender in The Things They Carried, written by masters of this stuff just for you.