Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

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In Tim O Briens “The Things They Carried”, O'brien explores the struggles of how individuals cope with the hardships of war, with the repeated emphasis on the word “they”. The word “they” significantly impacts the story and through the use of the word O'brien explores the shift in the story from from being centered around an individual to a concept of solidarity. The concept of individuality is developed through the use of Lieutenant Cross and then progresses into a sense of comradery between the soldiers after a series of events. Need a conclusion sentence here??? In the beginning of the story Lieutenant Cross views himself as an outsider and not part of the “they”. His individualistic mindset leads him to be isolated from the men. Jimmy
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