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Death As a Means of Character Development War changes people It is the same every time in every movie every story and every book People are one way before they go to war then they change and in most cases they cannot change back We all have our lives We have our houses and apartments dorm rooms and fraternity or sorority rooms We have our jobs and our families classes and responsibilities Now imagine suddenly being taken away from the comfort of the life you know without any warning except for the declaration of war You come home one day and find a notice to report for a physical examination immediately in your mailbox You go you pass and then you receive the induction notice You are hereby ordered for induction into the Armed Forces of the United States Excerpt from a Vietnam induction notice There is nothing fair about this You did not declare war and you did not even have anything against the people your country is fighting You were minding your own business they were minding theirs So why were you picked You cannot think of any good reason other than the fact that your name was randomly picked from thousands of others So thats it off to war with you In a way its like being sent to prison minus the crime You lose your family and friends for a few years and have to go to some place that will likely be very very unpleasant You are going to be expected to do things to stay alive that would normally never have crossed your mind Quickly death moves in all around you and you feel yourself start to change This is what Tim OBrien experienced and is what the majority of his writing relates to The men in Tim OBriens story The Things They Carried find themselves in exactly the type of situation described above Thrown into
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