The Things They Carried

by: Tim O’Brien

Themes, Motifs, and Symbols Quiz

Further study Themes, Motifs, and Symbols Quiz

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What’s the strongest motivation for fighting in Vietnam according to O’Brien?

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What does Kathleen’s inability to relate to O’Brien’s feelings about Vietnam represent?

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What is the significance of the title, “The Things They Carry”?

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What does Mitchell mean by saying, “There’s a moral here?”

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What does O’Brien not mention in his description of the Vietnamese man’s body?