In the first chapter of “The Things They Carry”, author Tim O’Brien uses several anaphoras in order to really emphasize how the Vietnam War weighed down on American soldiers. Throughout the whole chapter, O’Brien constantly repeats the phrase “they carried” in hopes of revealing the burdensome weight the soldiers had to undergo. Along with describing the physical things the soldiers had to carry, he also incorporates the psychological aspects of the war. He explains how “Jimmy Cross carried a compass, maps, code books, binoculars, and a .45-caliber pistol that weighed 2.9 pounds fully loaded. He carried a strobe light and the responsibility for the lives of his men” (O’Brien 5). He goes on and on about the physical objects Jimmy had to carry and all of a sudden, he completely changes the tone by including the most detrimental and exhausting “object” he had to carry: "the responsibility for the lives of his men." This throws the painful reality into the readers face. They suddenly realize war isn't just physically exhausting, but mentally too. The intangible weight is the most destructive. It really hits the reader when the author explains how “They carried the sky. The whole atmosphere, they carried it, the humidity, the monsoons, the stink of fungus and decay, all of it, they carried gravity” (O’Brien 14). This cumulative sentence wears the reader down. It’s almost as if they just want the sentence to end already but it just keeps going, just like how the soldiers hoped for the war to end,
Coping Mechanisms in The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried withstands one of the central themes of soldiers in the war carrying physical and unwanted emotional baggage. Consequently, it is questionable how the soldiers cope with the horrors of war. Throughout the novel it is shown that the soldiers use many mechanisms to manage this emotional baggage. This includes, but is not limited to, storytelling, humor and denial.
certain rituals and live by sacred symbols and use spiritual places to do so. These rituals, symbols, places, and traditions are all defined within the religion the person or group has chosen to follow. With religion come’s traditions that have been carried out over hundreds of years to make one feel a spiritual closeness with the divine.
Some religions are monotheism with only one god they follow and some are polytheism with more than one god. With a monotheism religion, a group has chosen to believe…
My IN-Depth Summaries of Warriors Don't Cry
Chapter 1 Summary
In this chapter, we learn some basic things about the main character, Melba, and we know that she is born on December 7th, 1941. Melba's birth was a complicated one, but she eventually made a full recovery and on top of all of that, Melba also had to go through the harsh reality of segregation when she was five years old.
Chapter 2 Summary
In this chapter, the local newspapers talk about the Brown Vs. Board Of Education…
A) 1. A long term goal that I would use that would help me with time management would be to have everything I need to get done written down and set a time for how long these things should take and stick to my schedule and not get carried away with other projects or spend too much time on one project.
2. One short term goal that I could use to make sure I meet my long term goal of managing my time would be to keep better time of how long it really takes me to do something, so when I am setting…
Chapter 1: The Virtual Environment Work Team
A national accounting firm offers tax preparation services to individuals. T.A. Stearns was a popular national accounting firm because of its superior reputation for high quality of its advice and the excellence of its service. Superior computer databases and analysis tools that were highly technical in tax laws they covered and in code they were written was the key to T.A. Stearns reputation. They were perfected by high levels…
has power over Jamila because he doesn’t let her sing in public. (Chapter 13)
• Implicit here is a belief that a woman needs a man to lead a meaningful life
• In 1996, the Taliban take control of Kabul. Two weeks later they ban kite fighting.
➢ “Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things.” (Ralph, 1, pg 18)
➢ “I was chief, and you were going to do what I said…
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Short Answer Study Guide Notes:
1. He says Gatsby had an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as he had never found in another person.
2. He came from the mid-west to learn the bond business.
3. The house is very average, middle-class. It is nothing extraordinary like his neighbors'
houses. It is small and sort-of stuck in between the mansions, as if it had been
4. The Buchanan house is a contrast of red, white and gold: The house…
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Rebecca Study Guide: Chapters 1-3
1. Describe the setting of the narrator’s dream: the house, the drive, the plant life, the general atmosphere.
The narrator opens the novel with the line “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” At Manderley, there is an “iron gate leading to the drive”. Upon this gate there is a “padlock and chain”. The gate’s spokes are “rusted” and the lodge further down the drive is “uninhabited”. There is “no…
Terms and Concepts
1) Mediamaking : P7, Modern Family→Different in ABC because ABC owned by Disney, and Disney (people who produce the text) has different value and idea with CNN or BBC. And then audiences create their own meaning. “Being made and making meaning.” No direct relationship between what you watch and what you do.
Media effects: watch video and shoot someone.
2) Practices: P7, how we read the media and text, how we have access to them, need network, connection, DVD player…
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The world is blessed by the abundance of energy. It comprises various types of energy. One of this is electrical energy or electricity. Electricity is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. This term make us to remind of anything…