Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Exploration 5

So far, the story that has meant the most to me is "the Things the Carried" This meant alot to me because it is where you can connect well with the other characters. The guys in Vietnam had many hardships, and they were in a corner often. "Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to." (p. 24). This quote shows how hard it was to be there, and why they did what they did.
Tim tells the story in a way that you think you could have been there with him. He is very intense in his observations, but he is also real with you, especially on how he feels about other people, and the things they did. I would like to talk about how Tim talks about his experinces after they happened, and how they influenced them.
Finally, the passage that has really struck me was,“But the thing about remembering is that you don't forget.” This hit me because, as simple as it is, it is also so real, and that Tim really makes you understand what it means to remember things as he did, and that they shape you from that point on.


  1. The chapter "The Things They Carried" also stood out to me. It was so descriptive and really made you feel how the soldiers felt while they were in Vietnam.

  2. The quote you say at the end is a very powerful quote. It says it all about what it took for Tim to write this book and remember each thing that went on.


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