The Things They Carried
Throughout history, every war has great stories that need to be heard. For the Vietnam War those great stories are captured in Tim O?Brien?s story ?The things they carried?. Tim O?Brien was one of the most influential and talented writers of his time, and in his stories he unveils the truth and the facts of war and tells the readers that war is not fun and games it is serious business.
Tim O?Brien was born in a small town in Austin Minnesota on October 1,1946.He went to Macalester College and graduated in 1968 with a BA in political science. Though O?Brien was against the war in Vietnam he as forced to enter the armed forces soon after he graduated. After O?Brien got out of Vietnam he went to Harvard University. He eventually left Harvard to become a newspaper reporter which led the way to his brilliantly wrote novels. Besides ?The Things They Carried,? O?Brien wrote many other dazzling novels. Some of those novels are ?If I Die In Combat Zone?, ? Going After Cacciato,? and his most recent novel ?In the Lake of the Woods?(Tim O?Brien?s Biography).
In these novels, O?Brien discusses one issue that leads to a discussion of seemingly
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