Forgot your password?  

The Things They Carried Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 Summary

Tim O'Brien
This Study Guide consists of approximately 71 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Things They Carried.
This section contains 395 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Things They Carried Study Guide

Chapter 8 Summary

Tim remembers Curt Lemon, but he says he found it hard to mourn his death. He thought Curt was a bit of a show-off and a bragger, and that he tended to take things too far. Tim says that before he gets sentimental, he'd like to tell a Curt Lemon story.

One time, the men were working in an area they called the Rocket Pocket. For them, it was like a two-week vacation; there were beaches and palm trees, and everything was quiet. The higher-ups had to have them doing something, though, so they sent in a dentist to check the soldiers' teeth. The young dentist lectured them on proper oral hygiene, then set up what amounted to a dental assembly line, with soldiers taking a turn getting work done quickly.

As they wait, Curt Lemon seems to get more and more nervous. He explains that in...

(read more from the Chapter 8 Summary)

This section contains 395 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Things They Carried Study Guide
Copyrights
The Things They Carried from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook