The Things They Carried Essay | Student Essay

Tim O'Brien
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"September 1, 1939" and "The Things They Carried"

Summary: Both W.H. Auden's poem "September 1, 1939" and Tim O'Brien's story "The Things They Carried" address the physical and emotional traumas of war in many similar ways. Auden's poem approaches the issue through the eyes of a civilian suffering from the emotional burden of an attack by soldiers, while O'Brien's story approaches it through the eyes of soldiers suffering from their various emotional burdens. The literary works express a state of fear on the part of both Auden's civilian and O'Brien's soldiers.
"September 1, 1939" and "The Things They Carried" both deal with the issue of how people react to war. They both convey the different issues people have in relation to war. "September 1, 1939" and "The Things They Carried", these two works address the physical and emotional trauma of war in many similar ways, but they also have their differences.

"September 1, 1939" is a poem by W.H. Auden in which he addresses the reader directly. The poem is basically about the poet's feelings towards the war going on and what he sees and thinks about it. In the first stanza, the poet directly states his feelings of uncertainty and fear of what might happen in the future, thus creating a tone of fear throughout the poem. "Uncertain and afraid As the clever hopes expire" (Auden 3). In the line "Find what occurred in Linz, What huge imago made A...

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