The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried
by Tim O'Brien

The Things They Carried Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Themes
Quotes
Truth
Truth Quotes
Literature and Writing
Literature and Writing Quotes
Warfare: The Vietnam War
Warfare: The Vietnam War Quotes
Guilt and Blame
Guilt and Blame Quotes
Foreignness and 'the Other'
Foreignness and 'the Other' Quotes
Friendship
Friendship Quotes
Weakness
Weakness Quotes
Respect and Reputation
Respect and Reputation Quotes
The Things They Carried
Love
Spin
On the Rainy River
Enemies
Friends
How to Tell a True War Story
The Dentist
Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong
Stockings
Church
The Man I Killed
Ambush
Style
Speaking of Courage
Notes
In the Field
Good Form
Field Trip
The Ghost Soldiers
Night Life
The Lives of the Dead
Brief Summary
Characters
Tim O'Brien
Timeline
Rat Kiley
Kiowa
First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross
Azar
Mitchell Sanders
Norman Bowker
Henry Dobbins
Mary Anne Bell
Curt Lemon and Ted Lavender
Lee Strunk and Dave Jensen
Bobby Jorgenson
Civilians
Elroy Berdahl
Mark Fossie
The Slim, Dead, Dainty Young Man of About Twenty
Character Clues
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Observer
MoralCenter
Storyteller
TruthSeeker
ToughGuy
Leader
GentleGiant
HauntedVet
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Sewage Field
The Dead, Dainty Young Man
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Epigraph?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Study Questions
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
At Least They Saved on the Checked Baggage Fees
At Least They Saved on the Checked Baggage Fees Flashcards
At Least They Saved on the Checked Baggage Fees True or False
War Fuzzies
War Fuzzies Flashcards
War Fuzzies True or False
Essay