In Chapter 4 of ‘The Things They Carried,’ Tim O’Brien explores the burdens that soldiers carry, both physical and emotional. Analyze O’Brien’s narrative techniques and storytelling in this chapter, using 2 quotes from ‘The Things They Carried’ Chapter 4 and 1 quote each from ‘How to Read Literature Like a Professor’ and ‘They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing.’
Select and quote two passages from Chapter 4 of ‘The Things They Carried’ that illustrate how O’Brien portrays the emotional burdens of the soldiers through their personal items.
Include one quote from ‘How to Read Literature Like a Professor’ by Thomas C. Foster that relates to the analysis of symbolism or literary devices in literature.
Include one quote from ‘They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing’ to highlight an academic writing concept that you find applicable to O’Brien’s narrative.
Discuss how these quotes and ideas interconnect, shedding light on the narrative style and deeper themes of the chapter. How do O’Brien’s techniques affect the reader’s understanding of the characters’ experiences in the Vietnam War?”
Write a minimum of 250 words.