The Things They Carried Essay | Student Essay

Tim O'Brien
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Two Notable Stories Within The Things They Carried

Summary: An analysis of two particularly good stories in Tim O'Brien's novel The Things They Carried. "Speaking of Courage" tells of Norman's conversation with himself as he drives around the seven-mile lake, reflecting on the past and thinking of hypothetical situations. "The Ghost Soldiers" revolves around the two times Tim was wounded, how he was treated by different medics, and his reaction to the medic who treated his second wound.
Speaking of Courage

by Stacy A. Padula 2001

Tim O'Brien's The Things they Carried put both my logic and emotions to great test. As it is a novel composed of war stories, one may automatically assume that reading The Things They Carried would be an enlightening endeavor, and an educational experience. However, I never thought that a book could captivate me the way that the stories in this novel have.

Speaking of Courage, is a featured story in The Things They Carried. This particular story is a post-war insight into the life of a young Vietnam Veteran. The main character Norman Bowker returns to his hometown after the war had ended. With himself he brings home countless amounts of experiences, memories, and thoughts that place him in a setting abstract from what he remembered as "home." Norman finds himself driving around the seven-mile...

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