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Unformatted text preview: or midterm exams, a place where men died because of carelessness and gross stupidity. Kiowa was right. Boom-down, and you were dead, never partly dead. (223) Your response to the work: write ONE structured paragraph (topic sentence, explanation, support/examples, discuss in detail then sum up and connect to your reader) Tim OBriens The Things they Carried was as the title sounded, what they carried; it talked about their artillery, their keepsakes, and even their fear and anxiety in what was a battlefield. The story did not appeal to me as it was too war terms-ey and death doesnt really appeal to me nor the guilt unless its a mystery. The quote above can be thought of as the opposite of home; war, a place where death belongs. They carry the things important to them because they are afraid of death and need comforting. Overall, It was an ok read, not too fun but not the most interesting either....
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2012 for the course HUM 102 taught by Professor Jelley during the Spring '12 term at NJIT.
- Spring '12