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Robert Obrien Essay Examples

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The Theme of Isolation and the Struggle to Survive in After Effects of a Nuclear War in Z for Zachariah by Robert O'Brien
"Z for Zachariah" " Z for Zachariah" is the title of the science fiction novel that I have been studying. It was written by Robert O' Brien which was first published in 1973 and was written during the "Cold War", wrote it. The plot of the novel is basically about isolation and the struggle t...
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Extreme Characters of Z for Zachariah, an SF Novel by Robert O'Brienhas
Science fiction stories frequently have some kind of disaster andthen the reaction of human kind to that disaster. Robert O'Brienhas created two extreme characters: Ann Burden, a nurturing,kind and loving girl; and Mr Loomis a cold, distant and bitter man. The author has very cleverly made the names of the characters corres...
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Comparison between the Novels The Third Policeman by Tim O'Brien and On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The texts in question are in a way very alike; they are both extracts from fictional novels and they were both written in the mid-twentieth century. Text B is an extract from Flann O'Brien's novel "The Third Policeman", and it deals with an old country road and ponders the role of different kinds of roads and wher...
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Possessions of Characters in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried
'The Things They Carried,' by Tim O'Brien, contains many references to 'possessions of character.' Many things Lt. Cross carries were carried by all, including: military equipment, stationery, photographs, diseases, food, the land of Vietnam itself, their lives, and even more. O'Brien highlights these along with special th...
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An Analysis of "Lake of the Woods" by Tim O'Brien
Ambiguity in In the Lake of the Woods We all perform vanishing tricks, effacing history, locking up our lives and slipping day by day into the shadows (301). Reality is relative to the observer; beings so, history is what one makes it. The main character in In the Lake of the Woods is a man named John Wade; the reader...
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An Analysis of Tim O'Brien's Novels
Tim O'Brien is a highly acclaimed Vietnam War novelist. His depictions of the war are both gruesome and disturbing. O'Brien achieves such reality in his books by drawing material for his novels from his own experience. He uses imagination and fiction to find meaning in those experiences. The passions and ideas in his novels...
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A Comparison of Tim O'Brian's Memoir If I Die in a Combat Zone and Francis Ford Coppola's Movie Apocalypse Now
Tim O'Brien's memoir, "If I Die in a Combat Zone", is an example of literary art depicting war. O'Brien's reluctance to fight in the war makes this a different kind of war art. The movie "Apocalypse Now", directed by Francis Ford Coppola, also depicts war in an extraordinary way. They are very much alike...
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An Analysis of Lies in the Things They Carried by Tim OBrien
Why Tim OBrien Lies All of us are guilty of lying at one time or another. Whether it was a little white lie like whether the toothfairy is real or not, or if it was something significant, such as if you committed a serious crime, we have all done it. Lying is definitely a part of society, and no one really likes it or a...
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The Dark and Jarring Experience of the Vietnam War Brought Tim O'Brien's Writing Prowess
Tim OBrien, a contemporary American novelist and short story writer of immense, imaginative power, freely admits that the Vietnam War was the dark, jarring experience that made him a writer. OBrien served in Vietnam with the Fifth Battalion, Forty-six infantry from January 1969 to March 1970. He patrolled some of the most a...
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A Comparison of the Green Berets by Robin Moores and If I Die in a Combat Zone by Tim O'brien
Indian Country Revisited When I was younger, I asked my teacher, all the time in fact, why do we have to learn this. Her response was always, youll need it when you grow up. Math, science, and English, I understood, but history was different. She said that we must learn our history so as not to repeat the errors of the...
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An Analysis of War Themes in the Things They Carried by Tim OBrien
It was necessary and crucial to for The Things They Carried to be written anachronistically and in short story form to convey the messages and themes of the novel. Tim OBrien would not have succeeded in communicating his points to the reader if the novel was written as one long chronological story. There are three main them...
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The Issues of Gender Swapping in the Internet
Are computers and the Internet redefining human identity as people explore the boundaries of their personalities, adopt multiple selves, and form online relationships that can be more intense than real ones? Is the World Wide Web redefining our sense of community and where we find our peers? The answer is simple. An individ...
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An Assessment of the Book, The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
The Things They Carried is written from the perspective of the author, Tim O'Brien. The book is a compilation of his stories and experiences relating to the Vietnam War. It encompasses the events and lives of himself, the other members of his company, and the war as a whole. Tim O'Brien, of no important rank, is a solider i...
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An Analysis of Listening to Prozac, a Book on the Abuse of the Medicine
The effect of being unable to gain access to truth is having to live the lie for the rest of your life, forgetting what you were, and altering where you were headed. In the book, Listening to Prozac these points are proven to be true in lives of the individuals on Prozac. In Obriens book, In the Lake of the Woods John and C...
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The Mystery in The Lake of Woods by Tim O'Brien
IN THE LAKE OF THE WOODS: A MYSTERY? Almost from this novels first page we know that Kathy Wade will vanish, and it is not long before we discover that her disappearance will remain unsolved. We then ask ourselves, how is this novel considered a mystery if we never even find out what happened to Kathy? In the Lake of the...
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An Analysis of The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Subject: Tim O'Brien's-The Things They Carried For young people, the Vietnam War is a thing of the past and they can only learn about it from second hand sources. In Tim O'brien's The Things They Carried, it becomes very apparent that the Vietnam conflict has proved to be one that many of the participants have not...
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A Description of the Courage Meaning a Lot of Things
Courage means a lot of things. Sometimes courage is the will to fight and overcome; sometimes it is the foresight to run away. And maybe, when the past obscures the present like the shadow of a ghost, courage is the strength to forget. In his compilation of short fiction, The Things They Carried, Tim OBrien uses the Vietnam...
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A Description of Leon Trotsky's, Born in Elisaveta, Russia
Leon Trotskys real name was Davidovich Bronstein. He was born in Elisavetad, Russia on Nov. 7, 1879 and died Aug 20 1940. George Orwells characters come into similarities with Leon Trotskys life events. Big Brother, Winston, and OBrien together have a little bit of Leon Trotsky characteristics in them. Orwells influence on...
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Death in The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
StoriesDeath is a significant part of life, although this is so, many try to cover the emotions felt when a close friend or a relative has passed away, while others will mourn for weeks on end. Death is painful, happy, sad, any words a person could say. Some take lives, others save lives. To some people death is just anothe...
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An Analysis of The Things They Carried, a Novel by Tim O'Brien
Things They Carried By O`Brien 
The Things They Carried is written from the perspective of the author, Tim
O'Brien. The book is a compilation of his stories and experiences relating to
the Vietnam War. It encompasses the events and lives of himself, the other
members of his company, and the war as a whole. Tim O'Brien, of n...
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A Critical Review of The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried
Critical Review: Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried     Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried is not a novel about the Vietnam War. It is a story about the soldiers and their experiences and emotions that are brought about from the war. O'Brien makes several statements about war th...
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An Analysis of the Things They Carried in the Vietnam War by Tim O'Brien
The Things They Carried Men in the Vietnam War go through different actions like being ambushed and attacking the enemy which may make them feel different emotionally. These men deal with everyday death and other horrific conditions of the war. The soldiers in the novel The Things They Carried, by...
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Characterization of Jimmy in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried In the short story The Things They Carried Tim O Brien faces Jimmy Cross with the problem of surviving while fighting in Vietnam. While trying to maintain his sanity, Jimmy struggles between his old self and the person he has to become. Jimmy has to make some difficult decisions while in his tour,...
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A Literary Analysis of the Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Tim O’Brien’s The Things Thy Carried is not a novel about the Vietnam War. It is a story about the soldiers and their experiences and emotions that are brought about from the war. O’Brien makes several statements about war through these dynamic characters. He shows the violent nature of soldiers under the pressure of war, h...
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A Literary Analysis of Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong by Tim O'Brien
In the short story, “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong,” by Tim O’Brien, the author shows that no matter what the circumstances were, the people that were exposed to the Vietnam War were affected greatly. A very young girl named Mary Anne Bell was brought by a boyfriend to the war in Vietnam. When she arrived she was a bubbly...
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