The Things They Carried
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Later this semester, we will be reading, "How to Tell a True War Story," which is taken from Tim O'Brien's novel, The Things They Carried. Have any of you read it? O'Brien is a Vietnam War vet, and all of his literature has a connection to the war. Sometimes it is a subtle connection, but not so much with this work.
I have been trying to think about the things that I carried into this battle that I am fighting just now. Sometimes I am so confused about who the enemy even is -- much like some of O'Brien's characters. I will have to study on this one a little more, and eventually I will get a good blog out of it.
In the meantime, you might snatch up the idea and write your own True War Story about The Things You Carried. If you do, please shoot me a line, so I can read it!