The Things They Carried is a collection of stories written by Tim O’Brien about American soldiers fighting in Vietnam. Although fiction and non-fiction mixes in this work, it is based on O’Brien’s experience on the Vietnam battlefield. In particular, essay samples in this category focus on imagery, tone, syntax, character analysis, distinction between truth and fiction, love, masculinity, guilt, the novelty O'Brien's style brings to the memoir genre. The threat of war is always real and this is partially due to the fact that some people don’t entirely understand what war is or what it brings or tend to forget what it was like – hence, papers focusing on such works are always important. Check out the model essays below.
Concepts: Vietnam War, Soldier, Army, English-language films, Vietnam, Proxy war, Cold War