CliffsNotes on O'Brien's The Things They Carried
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In CliffsNotes on The Things They Carried, you discover Tim O'Brien's powerful and innovative novel about the experiences of foot soldiers during and after the Vietnam War. Drawing largely on his own experiences during the war, the author creates a fictional protagonist who shares the author's own name, and allows this fictional "Tim O'Brien" to relate disturbing war stories as he creates an indictment against the wastefulness of war.
Chapter summaries and commentaries take you through Tim O'Brien's very personal journey. Critical essays give you insight into the novel's historical context, the novel's narrative structure, and the theme of loss of innocence. Other features that help you study include
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - casanders2015 - LibraryThing
The Things They Carried is a poignant and sometimes disturbing account of one man's memories of Vietnam remembered 20 years after the fact. Before this novel was published, many chapters were ... Read full review
Review: O'Brien's the Things They CarriedUser Review - Doug Christi - Goodreads
One of the best accounts I have read on the Vietnam War. O'Brian is a master storyteller and pulls the reader into the book with uncanny ease. Read full review