The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried: Novel Summary: “How to Tell a True War Story”

Summary of “How to Tell a True War Story”The author tells how Rat Kiley wrote a letter full of complimentary stories about his buddy Curt Lemon who died, to his buddys sister. Rat explained how brave Curt was and how he pulled funny pranks. Kiley is heartbroken over Curts death. He puts everything he has …

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The Things They Carried: Novel Summary: “The Things They Carried” and “Love”

Text: O`Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction. Boston: Mariner Books, 2009. (Houghton Mifflin, 1990). The book is a collection of interrelated short stories about Alpha Company, the group of men the author served with in the Vietnam War. These are memories told and elaborated twenty years later, based on real events, …

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