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The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried


by Tim O'Brien

The Things They Carried: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. Something isn't true unless it -> Feels true
2. O'Brien tells stories about people telling stories. This is what theme? -> Foreignness and "the Other"
3. Soldiers fear and loathe -> Weakness
4. The antidote to physical and moral weakness is -> Courage
5. The characters are haunted by -> Guilt