Emotional Effects On The Things They Carried

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One of the works of literature from the syllabus that has had the greatest emotional effect on me would be the short story “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien. This short story that centered around the Vietnam war left me in tears as it felt so real and powerful. When reading the story, I felt as though I was there with the men in war thanks to O'Brien's details and imagery. It left me wishing I could take some of the burdens they were carrying and carry the burdens for them. From tangible items to guilt, these soldiers carried many things on their backs. While I do not personally know people who have been within the war, I have read many books and learned about many different battles within school. While I have learned a lot of factual

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