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  • Jimmy Cross
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    Rogers 1 Stephanie RogersSthapitanondaComp. 130210 March 2004 Jimmy Cross: Life Story There is something special about human beings. Human beings have the capacity to sacrifice themselves for others. Not all do it and many do just the opposite. In the story "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'BRIEN, demonstrates that statement. Jimmy Cross, who is 1st lieutenant of his platoon, is a man of integrity and grace which unfortunately starts to diminish throughout his journey. Jimmy begins to fantasize...
  • Narrator Jimmy Cross
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    Tim O'Brien's, The Things they Carried is a riveting tale of struggle and sacrifice, self indulgence and self pity, and the intra personal battles that reeked havoc on even the most battle tested soldiers. O'Brien is able to express these ideas through eloquent writing and descriptive language that makes the reader feel as if he were there. The struggle to avoid cowardice is a prevailing idea in all of O'Brien's stories. In "On the Rainy River", O'Brien writes of intra personal struggle in its m...
  • Lt Jimmy Cross
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    The Things They Carried: Possessions of Character '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 things that Lt. Jimmy Cross carries. He, thus, reveals something of what Cross values. Belongings reflect his character and th...
  • 2004 The Things They Carried Tim O'brien
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    Nick Grainger Eng 112 March 16, 2004 The Things They Carried Tim O'Brien was an infantryman in during Vietnam War. He used those experiences to write many short stories including The Things They Carried. The story portrays how, "the things they carried" were weightless in comparison to their feelings of love and loss, fear and shame, and the torturous memories of death. "They all carried emotional baggage of men who might die. Grief, terror, love, longing- these were intangibles, but the intangi...
  • First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross
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    Released From the Grip of What He Carried: Freedom Birds " They dreamed of freedom birds. At night, on guard, staring into the dark, they were carried away by jumbo jets. They felt the rush of takeoff. Gone! They yelled. (286). 'Freedom bird' an appropriate term for the jumbo jets that take the soldiers from their tour because it gives them the freedom from what has been holding them back. Throughout the story, First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross has his mind everywhere but on his infantry he is suppos...
  • Carried Lucky Pebbles Like Jimmy
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    By burning those pictures he not only breaks free from the fantasy world, but also of Martha. She was a girl back home who he had loved dearly, and had remained in contact with throughout the war. His infatuation with Martha was not a sexual one, but one that had something much greater weight towards his survival. He did not think about Martha day in and day out because she was his only true love of the world; he merely needed something to occupy his mind with. He needed something to keep his th...
  • Jimmy Cross His Memories Of Martha
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    The Emotions They Had to Leave Behind "The Things They Carried", by Tim O'Brien, is influenced by his memories and experiences of his tour of duty in Vietnam. Since O'Brien was born in 1946, the Vietnam War had a major impact on his life. He served in the war, and like many of his other stories, "The Things They Carried" was written about the soldiers in the Vietnam War. Even though O'Brien was against the war, he reported for service and was shipped off to Vietnam when he was involved in the My...

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