The Things They Carried By Tim O Brien: Passage Analysis

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The literal meaning of this passage is just how it sits. These men are thrown into war and are set with these ideals that it is not okay for them to express emotion towards what they are faced with on a daily basis. Although each and every one of those men were impacted by those gruesome sights and feelings, it was just an accepted way that things were. Real men were not supposed to be affected by their experiences. The greater significance it that it is everyone in life is changed somehow and influenced by each sight they see. One should not feel ashamed for letting an experience find it was truly into their heart and letting it take a role in their life. O’Brien is trying to highlight the plethora of things that each person carried beyond
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