Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried" Analytical Essay by nov1can

Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried"
A paper on Tim O'Brien's work about the Vietnam War, "The Things They Carried".
# 59150 | 1,458 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Jun 05, 2005 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper describes the main character in the O'Brien's book about a young man who was drafted into the the war with Vietnam. The paper describes the man's conflicting emotions and turmoil he feels about the war.

From the Paper:

"On June 17, 1968, Tim O'Brien received his draft notice. Many emotions must have erupted inside of him that day and in the following months to come. He said, "I remember the rage in my stomach. Later it burned down to a smoldering self-pity, then to numbness." In "On the Rainy River" O'Brien brings to life many places and characters to convey his feelings about his draft notice and the war in Vietnam. Elroy Berdahl and the Armour Meat Packing Plant for example brings to life and express to the readers his conflicting emotions about the war in Vietnam. Many feelings, such as desperation, rage, and fear come to the surface. "The emotions went from outrage to terror to bewilderment to guilt to sorrow and then back again to outrage.""

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