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What is the argument in The Things they Carried by Tim O'Brien?

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In O'Brien's The Things They Carried, the metaphorical argument presented by the entire novel is that memories are fragmented, bits and pieces of oddities stuffed into our minds, like things in a duffel bag. He also seems to argue that war, and its horrific nature cannot be adequately captured in a logical and neat fashion, but rather disjointed and messy....like war itself. 

MHood2 | 337 days ago