Write A Critical Analysis Of Tim O Brien

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The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien undertakes an archetypal quest for understanding and closure when he takes his ten-year-old daughter, Kathleen, on a trip to Vietnam. While they did go to a few tourist spots for her sake, O’Brien did not plan for this to be a pleasure trip. He takes his daughter along to try to help her understand some of his past, but Kathleen is an outsider to the idea of war and does not understand the reason behind her father wanting to go to a field in the middle of Vietnam to look back on his experiences. The reader sees the ignorance of the common people through Kathleen’s childish questions and views such as her wondering “why everybody was so mad at everybody else.” As they travel through the nation in which O’Brien
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