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.
exponentially as well as their performances along last decades due to technological developments.
This fact has risen the accident rate and made transport safety of capital importance. For this reason, in the last years, considerable investments have been carried out by companies, governments and associations in educational advertising campaigns and researches to design safer vehicles and infrastructures with better performances.
Thanks to advances in computer technology, there has been a significant improvement…
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…
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…
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…
Exercise 1 The Things They Carried
1. How is the term common secret typical of the phrasing of this whole passage? How is run or freeze or hide also typical of the excerpt's phrasing? In which sentences does O'Brien's phrasing seem especially clear, direct, and simple, and why is such phrasing so effective? How would you describe the tone of this passage? How might the tone easily have been quite different? For instance, how could it have been highly emotional and melodramatic? Why…
course begins and certain items which you will need to have with you on Days 1 and 2
PLEASE READ THESE NOTES BEFORE YOU ATTEND THE COURSE
Aim of the Course
To provide participants with the knowledge and skills to enable them to implement best practice with regard to breastfeeding in their workplace, according to their role.
Expected Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
1. Describe the purpose of the Baby Friendly Initiative and its importance…
Surisaday Delgado 7th
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…
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…
Sunday School Lesson #2
1. To Observe the many instructions the writer has for us
2. To Obtain a greater love for God’s words and warnings
3. To Obey the teachings of God’s Word
Key Verse Hebrews13:5
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”.
Last week we looked at Chapter 12. The objectives…