The Things They Carried Essay | Two Vietnam Tales: "Rockets Like Rain" and "The Things They Carried"

Tim O'Brien
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Two Vietnam Tales: "Rockets Like Rain" and "The Things They Carried"

Summary: Individual stories of Vietnam soldiers in "Rockets Like Rain" by Dale Reich and "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien.
"Rockets like Rain" was a story about soldiers caught in the confusion of the Vietnam War. There are a lot of apparent themes that are dealt with when writing a story about war, especially about death. I enjoyed reading this story, however there were some things about it that I was concerned about. Throughout much of "Rockets like Rain" the main character Dale Reich, goes through many transitions on his way to Vietnam and during his one year tour in Vietnam. In the beginng of the story Dale was attending the University of Wisconsin and he has just flunked out and he ponders his next step to take in his life. Dale, similar to Tim O'brien feels as though the war is for the uneducated and he himself has three semester of college under his belt. At this point...

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