War In Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

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War can change a soldier, either physically, mentally or both. In Tim O’brien’s The Things They Carried, American soldiers try to survive the vietnam war, no matter what the situation is. War is very difficult on the soldiers, especially Tim O’brien. During the vietnam war many of Tim’s friends are killed and him and the rest of the soldiers must endure the emotional agony of having lost a close friend, but tim refuses to show any weakness. Some of the things soldiers would carry were items such as weapons, ammo, food, and other nece but for some soldiers, mental burdens were also one of the things they carried. One mental burden that affected Tim O’brien was the death of kiowa. During this part of the book , Tim remembers how “ The flashlight

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