In the novel, The Items They Brought, by Tim O’Brien, the author lays bare the story-telling nuggets, especially the war stories, and that is the point of view of the piece of art. As a product of the author’s narrative prowess, the novel obviously pulls out a variety of themes….
O’Brien, the author of the story novel “The Stuff They Carried,” deftly portrays the lives of soldiers on a mission. The plot revolves around the soldiers who go to war in Vietnam, led by a 22-year-old Lieutenant named Jimmy Cross (Farrell). O’Brien beautifully depicts Lieutenant Jimmy Cross’s struggle to balance…
This was a comforting read for someone who loves writing (as I do), as Tim O’Brien details his thoughts about why storytelling is important. He writes, “Stories will save us” (213), explaining how using the imagination can offer warmth that does not always happen in reality. One of the novel’s…
“The Things They Carried” through Tim O’Brien documents the experience that soldiers went via during the Vietnam war. It is written in a soldier’s voice and catalogs variety of things that troopers came back with to the camp including the intangible reminiscences of guilt and fear and physical objects like…
The book “The Things They Carried” is a story that revolves around the life of a group navy men who were in the line of duty. Led by Jimmy Cross, the troopers carry various objects with them including these that were relevant to the mission and those that have been…