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  1. The Things They Carried By Tim O’Brien

  2. “The Things They Carried” • Lt. Jimmy Cross carries his love for Martha and the responsibility for his men – a conflict • Commentary on the Vietnam War - "By daylight they took sniper fire, at night they were mortared, but it was not battle, it was just the endless march, village to village, without purpose, nothing won or lost.” – as a Vet. what is O’Brien saying about this war? • Defenses – Language & Jokes – “greased,” “offed,” “zapped while zipping” • Literary Devices -

  3. Characters • Lt. Jimmy Cross • Rat Kiley • Ted Lavender • Kiowa • Henry Dobbins • Norman Bowker • Tim O’Brien • Mitchel Sanders

  4. Tim O’Brien

  5. May 2010 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/jan-june10/obrien_04-28.html

  6. In Class Essay Plan ahead – outline due tomorrow Have a clear thesis statement Use two quotations from the novel that will support your thesis Use organization (introduction, body, conclusion)

  7. Thesis Statement • Have a focused sentence that answers one of the questions

  8. Quotations • Choose 2 to use! • Always lead in to quotations • I.e.: O’Brien explains to his reader that “a true war story is never moral” (46).

  9. Question 1- claim that this theme is the most important • Bravery • “On the Rainy River” – I was a coward, I went to war (talk about the differences between being a coward and bravery to O”Brien) • “The Dentist”- Needing to prove he is brave • Responsibility • “The Things They Carried” (Cross’ responsibility for his men • “In the Field” (Discussion of requiring blame)

  10. Question 1- claim that this theme is the most important • War & Love • “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong” – Mary Anne Bell and Mark Fosse • “How to Tell a True War Story” – Sister who never writes back • “The Lives of the Dead” – Love of Linda • Figurative vs. Literal Weight • “The Things They Carried”

  11. Question 2: Guilt • Thesis: Guilt causes the men in The Things They Carried to…. • Cross’ guilt over Lavender’s death • O’Brien’s guilt in “The Man I Killed” • Enemies/Friends • Guilt they all feel over loss of Kiowa

  12. Question 3: Change Opinion? • Trace your observations of O’Brien from start to finish… • What was your initial feeling about O’Brien (“On the Rainy River”)? • Did it change during “The Man I Killed”? • How did it end during “Field Trip” and “Ghost Soldiers”?

  13. Question 4: Storytelling • Use “Spin,” “How to Tell a True War Story,” and “The Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong” to get notes on what a true war story is.