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The Things They Carried Book review Tim OBrien uniquely depicts the Vietnam war in The Things TheyCarried in a genre in its own unique category The Things They Carriedfollowed the young men of the Alpha Company in a compilation of twenty twoshort stories illustrating eachs personalities and the war occurringaround them The Things They Carried started appropriately enough by telling ofwhat the average soldier in Vietnam carried with them The things theycarried were largely determined by necessity P-38 can openers pocketknives heat tabs wristwatches dog tags mosquito repellent chewing gumcandy cigarettes salt tablets packets of Kool-Aid lighters matchessewing kits Military Payment Certificates C rations and two or threecanteens of water Then each soldier brought things not of necessity and were rememberedfor them Henry Dobbins was known for wearing his girlfriends pantyhosearound his neck as a comforter Jimmy Cross had his photos and lettersfrom Martha Ted Lavender used too much of the tranquilizers each morningand so whenever he was asked how the war was going hed reply Mellow a nice mellow war today Curt Lemons story is one of the mostinteresting he went out on a Halloween night painted and naked Justboots and balls and an M-16 to a Vietnamese village to go Trick ortreating Kiowa the Indian Baptist from Oklahoma brought his illustratedNew Testament and his grandfathers hunting hatchet Soldiers also carried with them the intangible stresses of war Theyhumped their grief terror love their other lives back home scenes ofwar and envy of others not in the war By and large they carried thesethings inside maintaining the masks of composure They sneered
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