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The Things They Carried By Justin Ehrenpreis

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  • 1. The Things They Carried By Justin Ehrenpreis

2. Author

  • Tim O Brian

3. Setting

  • Vietnam 1968

4. Genre

  • Meta-fiction
  • Part true part false

5. Characters

  • By Justin Ehrenpreis

6. Lt. Jimmy Cross

  • In love with collage girl Martha 24 years old
  • Carries
  • T- Letters and Two pictures
  • IT- Cannot have Marthas love
  • -responsibility for his men
  • -Guilt (After Lavenders death)

7. Henry Dobbins

  • Big man
  • Raps girlfriends panty hose around neck

8. Dave Jensen

  • hygiene

9. Ted Lavender

  • Shot urinating on break
  • Carries-
  • T- carries dope (pot), tranquilizers
  • IT- Fear

10. Mitchell Sanders

  • Radio Tech Officer

11. Rat Kelley

  • Medic
  • Carries comic books

12. Lee Strank

  • Carries T- Slingshot, Tan loation

13. Norman Bowker

  • Comes home to Iowa
  • Lost himself
  • Seven medals, didnt get silver star
  • Fourth of July, Trouble adjusting

14. Kiowa

  • Native American Baptist
  • T- Carried New Testament, moccasins

15. Azar

  • Blew up Ted Lavenders puppy

16. Curt Lemon

  • Stepped on mine blown up into a tree

17. Literary Terms

  • Conflict between Norman Bowker and himself-
  • He had trouble adjusting
  • Mood- frustration
  • Imagery- Norman Bowker saw fire works by the water

18. Conflict

  • Jimmy Cross- loves her but she doesnt love her back
  • Ted Lavender and Azar-
  • Blew up Ted Lavenders puppy