Rat switches from intense silence to verbose babbling, searching desperately for a way to cope with this disruption to his routine and to regain control. Bobby Jorgenson : The medic who replaces Rat Kiley. Kirszner 121 Most times in a story we learn about the characters, through their own thoughts or through the narrative of a third person. As the character of Roderick Usher is also one of them. Basically the story is about a girl whose fiance flies her out to Vietnam which would never happen and she basically goes crazy because she feels liberated by fighting in the war.
Many readers may come away from the story with a sense that they don't really know everything about Hamlet as a character, nor that they know all that he does. Another member of Alpha Company who survives the war, but is unable to make the transition form soldier back to civilian. Still, after the war he continues to love Martha, who never marries and remains mysterious and distant. Rat, just like Tim, has a flexible relationship with the truth when it comes to telling stories. He dresses O'Brien's wound, gets him out of danger, then pops back into the battle. Alice Walker reveals Mama is proud of her accomplishments in life - her children, her heritage, her home and her ability to work like a man and care for herself and Maggie.
Tim O'Brien This is the narrator of the book, who has the same name of the author, but is not the same person. She is the other girl of Alfredo Salazar that remains single in her entire life. Emily Grierson and Miss Brill. Rat is well regarded, even though people knew him to exaggerate. This is how well you need to know and understand your characters. Cross carries all these things, but in addition carries the lives of his men.
The story is full of symbolism and meaning. He becomes focused on the decay and ruin of the human body. Charlie Dalton a rebellious and rich boy becomes even further rebellious and gets. Rat Kiley is very different from most of the characters and his personality often clashes with the men in platoon. Tim is only satisfied after he has pretended to be the enemy and frightened Bobby half to death.
Azar: A very young man who does not understand compassion or kindness. O'Brien shows us how unstable they all were, and by what a thin thread they were holding onto their control, whatever control they had. He makes only a brief appearance in the narrative, popping tranquilizers to calm himself while the company is outside Than Khe. They go on a date when they are only nine. When O'Brien is trying to decide whether to escape to Canada, he imagines Linda watching him. So that was all over.
As people, we may fall in love at the wrong time, which may force us to have conflict with ourselves. Soldiers of the Vietnam War faced many physical challenges. He carries around a Bible, which he uses as a pillow, and mocassins for good luck. He never forgives himself for forgetting his responsibility to his men. When her boyfriend last sees her, she is wearing a necklace of human tongues. He served as a health care worker, who provided emergency care at the stage of rehabilitation.
He goes trick or treating stark naked with a death mask on his head and black paint all over his body. Every time Azar appears, he is mean-spirited and cruel, torturing Vietnamese civilians and poking fun both at the corpses of the enemy and the deaths of his own fellow soldiers. While marching down the trail he sucks on a pebble that Martha sent him and thinks about the New Jersey shore instead of looking for signs of ambush. She is a homely woman, literal minded and intensely acquisitive. In fact, the fear was so great he ended up shooting himself in the foot.
It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. She is one of those fortunate women who have the gift of uniformly beauty Julia Salas - sister-in-law of Judge Del Valle. O'Brien has killed him, and fantasizes about what his life might have been like. Students Will Review: This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about The Things They Carried for a standard Language Arts course. Mallard's friend, Richards, learns that Mr. Eddie Diamond Diamond is a soldier assigned to the same medical detachment as Rat Kiley before the latter joins the Alpha Company. Instead of causing pointless violence, he tries to suppress these problems and burdens by telling these stories.