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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from Going After Cacciato

Tim O'Brien
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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


The Observation Post - This is the location where Paul Berlin ruminates on his war stories, both true and fictional.

Paris - This location is Cacciato's stated destination.

Quang Lai - This location in Vietnam reminds Paul Berlin of his childhood home.

Vietnam - This country is the beginning location of Third Squad's multi-continental pursuit of Cacciato.

World's Greatest Lake Country - This location is where Oscar and the Squad decide to murder Lieutenant Martin.

8600 - This is the amount of miles traveled by Third Squad in the novel.

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