Notes on O'Brien's "The Things They Carried"

Notes on O'Brien's "The Things They Carried"

Paperback Cliffsnotes Literature Guides

By (author) Jill Colella

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  • Publisher: Cliffs Notes Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 208mm x 8mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 28 December 2000
  • ISBN 10: 0764586688
  • ISBN 13: 9780764586682
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 127,102

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This concise supplement to O'Brien's "The Things They Carried" helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author.

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About the Author Jill Colella earned a master's degree at the University of Maryland in English literature, specializing in Vietnam War narratives in film and literature. Ms. Colella, the daughter of a Vietnam veteran, founded The Children of Vietnam Combat Veterans Project in 1997 to speak to the specific concerns of families of veterans. She is the author of After Vietnam: War Stories from a Veteran's Daughter, a memoir of the effects her father's service in Vietnam had on her family life.

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Table of contents

Life and Background of the Author. Introduction to the Novel. Critical Commentaries. Character Analyses. Critical Essays. CliffsNotes Review. CliffsNotes Resource Center. Appendix: Map of Vietnam. Index.