|Plot Summary of The Things They Carried|
|"The Things They Carried is an introspective look at Vietnam by Tim O'Brien. O'Brien hops back and forth between the period during which he was a soldier in Vietnam and the present. The book is filled with many interwoven anecdotes about Vietnam, it's aftermath, and the effect it had on the soldiers there.
Margaret Dorer, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Things They Carried|
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War/Cloak & Dagger story?
- Fought as soldier
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- Southeast Asia
- fort/military installation
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
Book makes you feel?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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