Summary: The Things They Carried By Tim O Brien

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In conclusion, a personal connection to something that means so little to others can be a huge impact for someone else. In the novel, “The Things They Carried”, the author Tim O’Brien uses pieces of things that had a major impact toward the soldiers and talks about how it prevents insanity. He shows this through symbolism in the characters, like Norman Bowker, Henry Dobbins, including the author himself. All throughout the novel, the author chose to use the soldier's pain in a way that makes them unique. The author expresses how the soldiers dealt with their pain through the war, and Henry Dobbins way of coping was by sniffing his girlfriend's pantyhose while reminiscing the times they had together. That is an example of how the author uses
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