Personal Experiences In Tim O 'Brien's Things They Carried'

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QUOTATIONS FOR MY ESSAY “They were sending me off to fight a war they didn't understand, and didn't want to understand” Pg. 45 “He enjoyed not being dead. Lying there, kiowa admired lieutenant Jimmy Cross's capacity for grief. He wanted to share the man's pain, he wanted to care as Jimmy Cross cared. And yet when he closed his eyes, all he could think was Boom-down, and all he could feel was the pleasure of having his boots off and the fog curling in around him and the damp soil and the Bible smells and the plush comfort of night” Pg 18. “It was entirely automatic. I did not hate the young man. I did not see him as the enemy. I tried to swallow whatever was rising from my stomach, which tasted like lemonade, something fruity and…show more content…
Men bleed to their death fighting battles under the scorching sun and frosty nights as their malnourished bodies ache a sense of home comfort. Isolated and begging to stay alive, soldiers strive to defend their country. They risk their lives to come and fight. They're put through so many tests, physically, mentally, and emotionally. In “The Things They Carried” by Tim O'Brien, illustrates the point that war is a battlefield where soldiers are haunted by the world they live in filled with perpetual blame and…show more content…
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