If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Tim O'Brien
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the changes O'Brien went through throughout all of his time in Vietnam. In what ways did he become a better person? In what ways was he too hard on himself? Use specific examples from the novel to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Describe why Captain Johansen can be considered a hero. What is your definition of a hero? Does O'Brien meet your personal definition of a hero at any time throughout this novel? Do you believe your definition is universal or unique?Uses examples from the story to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay comparing Captain Smith and Major Callicles. In what ways are they similar? In what ways are they different? Which character do you believe you are most like? Why? Use specific examples from the text to support your writing.

Essay Topic 4

Write an essay describing what you believe is the...

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