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Unformatted text preview: Sammy Castrejon Period 1 The Things They Carried. Tim OBrien, 1990 Characters: Tim OBrien- Narrator and Protagonist of the story, Tim tells a variety of stories that shows his experiences and emotions of the Vietnam War. Jimmy Cross- The leader of the group but he is unsure of his abilities to lead and acts on pure emotion. He takes blame for the deaths that occur in his group. Mitchell Sanders- one of the most mentioned soldiers who highly influences Tim and serves as a father figure to the young Tim. Kiowa- Tims best friend who is a quiet and rational soldier that was also brought up as a religious kid. He dies when the group mistakenly camps on a sewage field and drowns in the sewage. Kiowas death shows the unfairness of the war. Norman Bowker- another soldier included in the stories, Norman shows the affect the war has on some people after it is over. Norman kills himself because he has an unfulfilling life after the war Bob Kiley- the medic of the group who is trusted by everyone and Tim has a lot of respect for his medical skills, but when they ar forced to travel only at night Bob shots himself to leave because he cant take the cruelness of the war. Major Quotes: On occasions the war was like Ping-Pong ball. You can put a fancy spin on it, you could make it dance (32)....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course ECON 103 taught by Professor Mr.sir during the Spring '12 term at Universidad de Granada.
- Spring '12
- The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien, Norman Bowker, Jimmy Cross, Kiowa, Mary Anne Bell, Tim O'Brien