Reading questions for the things they carried chapter 1: the things they carried 1 in the list of all the things the soldiers carried, what item was most surprising. View essay - cross final (1)docx from eng 125 li 125 at ashford university running head: crosss struggles crosss struggles in tim obriens the things they carried cheryl mcwhorter english 125. The morning after kiowa's death, the platoon wades in the mud of the sewage field with jimmy cross leading the way cross thinks of kiowa and the crime that is his death he concludes that although the order to camp came from a higher power, he made a mistake letting his men camp on the dangerous riverbank.
In 'the things they carried' by tim o'brien, kiowa, a native american is a member of alpha company who is complicated and while we don't know a lot. This book is lovingly dedicated to the men of alpha company, and in particular to jimmy cross, norman bowker, rat kiley, mitchell sanders, henry dobbins, and kiowa. At the opening of the story, lieutenant jimmy cross would dig into his foxhole and read the letters while imagining romance with martha however, at the end of the story after the death of ted lavender, he crouched at the bottom of his foxhole and burned martha's letters (402.
The things they carried first lieutenant jimmy cross carried letters from a girl named mar-tha, a junior at mount sebastian college in new jersey ing the final. The things they carried is a short work of fiction the things they carried is also the name of what could be called a short-story collection or perhaps a meta-fictional novel it's a pastiche of fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, memoir, author's notations, and literary commentary. Jimmy cross - a first lieutenant and the leader of tim's platoon he is in love with a woman, martha cross, who does not love him a former rotc cadet, he is a reluctant leader and carries a good deal of.
In the things they carried what was tim obriens moral split tim is examining his own motivations for running away to canada, avoiding the war, or going to war in vietnam tim says either choice was not good, it was an agonizing moral dilemma, i feared the war, yes, but i also feared exile. The things they carried men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to (see important quotations explained) summary lieutenant jimmy cross, of the alpha company, carries various reminders of his love for martha, a girl from his college in new jersey who has given no indication of returning his love. After five minutes, lieutenant jimmy cross moved to the tunnel, leaned down, and examined the darkness trouble, he thought—a cave-in maybe and then suddenly, without willing it, he was thinking about martha.
The things they carried by tim o'brien is a collection of stories that are o'brien makes the decision to flee to canada although o'brien has the perfect opportunity to cross the border to. Jimmy cross shows his emotions towards martha right at the beginning of the novel by sharing to us the following: first lieutenant jimmy cross carried letters from a girl named martha, a junior at mount sebastian college in new jersey. First lieutenant jimmy crosss emotions have helped set the tone for tim obriens from eng 125 (pth1637f) at ashford university. The man in command, lieutenant jimmy cross, is only 22 years old as first lieutenant and platoon leader, jimmy cross carried a compass, maps, codebooks, binoculars, and a 45 caliber pistol that weighed 29 pounds fully loaded.
An examination of responsibility in tim o'brien's the things they carried the things they carried, a collection of short stories written by tim o'brien and published in 1990, is a story which takes place during the vietnam war. The burdens of lt jimmy cross in tim o'brien's story the things they carried 1615 words | 7 pages the burdens of lt jimmy cross in tim o'brien's story the things they carried one of the most overlooked aspects in the life of a soldier is the weight of the things they carry. Summary character tim o'brien, a middle-aged writer, recalls when, many years after the war, lt jimmy cross visits him at his home they spend a full day looking at old photographs and talking, recalling both good and bad memories of the war.
In the final stage of the march in vietnam, lieutenant jimmy cross was able to make the right decision after ted lavender's death to concentrate on the war and protect his men he finally came into realization that his men and the war were at that point in time more important than his fantasy for martha. The things they carried by tim o'brien the things they carried first lieutenant jimmy cross carried letters from a girl named martha, a junior at mount sebastian college in new jersey. There are three important tim o'briens in the story: tim the soldier, tim the writer, and timmy the kid they're all the same person, but it's important for you to keep the three separate, so we'll do the same.