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The Things They Carried Character Descriptions

Tim O'Brien
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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters 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.


Jimmy Cross - Lieutenant of the platoon and in love with Martha.Can't handle the death of one of his men, so he burns all of his letters and photographs to lose all of his distractions.

Norman Bowker - He carries a diary and the thumb of a dead Viet-Cong boy.

Henry Dobbins - This large man is the machine gunner for the platoon and likes to carry extra rations.

Dave Jensen - The "hygiene" man who carries soap, extra socks, a toothbrush, and Dr. Scholl's foot powder.

Rat Kiley -...

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