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Tim O Brien Themes

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The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien is a collection of short stories that he and his friends had experienced during the Vietnam War. During all of these recollections, O’Brien reveals many different themes throughout the book. Theme is a person's perspective, because one person views everything completely different than another. Three of the main themes in this book are love, guilt, and hope. These themes are abstract and concrete in many ways; as are all the other themes.
O’Brien is trying to teach us that love can be given but never returned. Love is very prevalent throughout the entire novel in more ways than one: O’Brien’s style of writing is to where the person reading the story can adapt the words he is mentioning into their own
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