From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

  

by Tim O'Brien

The Things They Carried Stockings Summary

  • Henry Dobbins is a good guy, but unsophisticated.
  • He wears his girlfriend's pantyhose around his neck for luck.
  • In Vietnam, people get superstitious, and Dobbins completely believes that the pantyhose give him good luck.
  • Everyone else starts to believe too, because Dobbins never gets a scratch on him.
  • Then his girlfriend dumps him.
  • Dobbins keeps wearing the stockings for luck, though. He says that the magic didn't go away.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement