The Things They Carried

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The Things They Carried

  1. 1. The Things They Carried By Justin Ehrenpreis
  2. 2. Author <ul><li>Tim O Brian </li></ul>
  3. 3. Setting <ul><li>Vietnam 1968 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Genre <ul><li>Meta-fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Part true part false </li></ul>
  5. 5. Characters <ul><li>By Justin Ehrenpreis </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lt. Jimmy Cross <ul><li>In love with collage girl Martha 24 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Carries </li></ul><ul><li>T- Letters and Two pictures </li></ul><ul><li>IT- Cannot have Martha’s love </li></ul><ul><li>-responsibility for his men </li></ul><ul><li>-Guilt (After Lavenders death) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Henry Dobbins <ul><li>Big man </li></ul><ul><li>Raps girlfriend’s panty hose around neck </li></ul>
  8. 8. Dave Jensen <ul><li>hygiene </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ted Lavender <ul><li>Shot urinating on break </li></ul><ul><li>Carries- </li></ul><ul><li>T- carries dope (pot), tranquilizers </li></ul><ul><li>IT- Fear </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mitchell Sanders <ul><li>Radio Tech Officer </li></ul>
  11. 11. Rat Kelley <ul><li>Medic </li></ul><ul><li>Carries comic books </li></ul>
  12. 12. Lee Strank <ul><li>Carries T- Slingshot, Tan loation </li></ul>
  13. 13. Norman Bowker <ul><li>Comes home to Iowa </li></ul><ul><li>Lost himself </li></ul><ul><li>Seven medals, didn’t get silver star </li></ul><ul><li>Fourth of July, Trouble adjusting </li></ul>
  14. 14. Kiowa <ul><li>Native American Baptist </li></ul><ul><li>T- Carried New Testament, moccasins </li></ul>
  15. 15. Azar <ul><li>Blew up Ted Lavenders puppy </li></ul>
  16. 16. Curt Lemon <ul><li>Stepped on mine “blown up” into a tree </li></ul>
  17. 17. Literary Terms <ul><li>Conflict between Norman Bowker and himself- </li></ul><ul><li>He had trouble adjusting </li></ul><ul><li>Mood- frustration </li></ul><ul><li>Imagery- Norman Bowker saw fire works by the water </li></ul>
  18. 18. Conflict <ul><li>Jimmy Cross- loves her but she doesn’t love her back </li></ul><ul><li>Ted Lavender and Azar- </li></ul><ul><li>Blew up Ted Lavenders puppy </li></ul>

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