The Things They Carried Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Tim O'Brien
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 140 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy The Things They Carried Lesson Plans

Chapter 1

• Men are defined by the things they carry.

• Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carries letters from a woman named Martha.

• Ted Lavender carries tranquilizers and dope.

• Henry Dobbins carries extra rations.

• Kiowa, a Native American soldier, carries a copy of the New Testament.

• Norman Bowker carries a dead Viet Cong boy's thumb and a diary.

• Dave Jensen carries extra socks, and Dr. Scholl's foot powder.

• Lee Strunk carries a slingshot.

• Rat Kiley, the medic, carries brandy, M&Ms and comic books.

• Mitchell Sanders carries condoms.

• In the first week of April, Martha sends Lt. Cross a white pebble. It becomes his good luck charm.

• In the middle of April the platoon is sent to destroy tunnels in the Than Khe region.

• Lee Strunk draws unlucky "17" and is assigned to search the tunnels before destruction.

• Ted Lavender is killed on the way back from relieving his bladder.

• The men strip...

(read more Chapter Abstracts)

This section contains 4,011 words
(approx. 14 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy The Things They Carried Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
The Things They Carried from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.