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  • Longer Drouet And Carrie
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    In August of 1889, Carrie Member leaves her small town to find employment in the city of Chicago. Theodore Dreiser, the author of Sister Carrie, informs the reader that, 'Self-interest with her was high, but not strong. It was nevertheless her guiding characteristic. '. With her youth and innocence she hopes to seek employment so that she can get and buy all the nice things that she wants. Carrie does not have any idea how hard this is going to be. When she tries to find a job, she is scared. Ca...
  • 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...
  • Most Important Necessities
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    The Concept and Antilogy of Necessity in 'The Things They Carried'; The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, a medley of short stories tied together by a common theme, examines the many facets of necessity and poses a question of just how valuable the things we hold to be necessities really are. During the confusion of war, the definition of necessity becomes rather slippery in the minds of the soldiers and in such desperate situations, a soldier may find himself holding on to all he can. Despite...
  • Carrie And Hurstwood
    595 words
    Sister Carrie, written by Theodore Dreiser, portrays the life of a young, innocent girl whose lifestyle is drastically changed when she moves into the city. Carrie, the main character, is very optimistic and imaginative. She views life as a dream with its many luxuries and pleasures. At first, she lacks all the things she sees in her dream, but through acquaintances and relationships, she hopes to satisfy her needs and be happy in life. Carrie is only eighteen years old and is allured by the opp...
  • Necessities In The Things They Carried
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    The Things They Carried: Necessities In The Things They Carried, the characters themselves probably could not tell you why they carried many of the things they did. The things they carried can be divided into three basic groups, the things that everyone had to carry in order to survive, the things that individuals chose to carry, and the mental burdens that many carried without choice. The necessities that the men were forced to carry were, for example, P-38 can openers, pocket knives, matches, ...
  • Things They Carried By Tim
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    Summary of Symbolism Presented by 'Vietnam / War' In reading Philip Caputo's book, "A Rumor of War", I discovered that he strongly presented a similar idea to that of Tim O'Brien in his book, "The Things They Carried". This is the idea that war can not bring or cause good, it only produces varying amounts of evil. Philip Caputo volunteered for the Marines because he was looking for a way to prove himself, and he saw the Marines as an honorable way to do so. He also originally saw the war as glor...

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