Thursday, April 26, 2012

The things they carried

The Ghost Soldier

“Pride isn’t the right word. I don’t know the right word. All I know is, you shouldn’t feel embarrassed. Humiliation shouldn’t be part of it.” I choose this passage in the story because a lot of people let go of a lot of things in their life because of their pride or they might feel humiliated or uncomfortable in the situation so they leave it there, I learned from this in human being life you always have someone somehow that will disagree of what you believe in so therefore don’t let that bring you down.

Two interpretive question 1. Will Rat Kiley be the same or how he use to before the war and forget about his past? 2. Will Rat kiley forgive who shot him and move on with his life?                                                                                                                                                               
3.why Tim O'brien wrote this book and is this book fiction  ?


  1. your second interpretive question is good, I like it, I think he will forget what happened during the war.

  2. I don't think rat kiley will be the same.

  3. The passage you chose is a really interesting one! It helps gives another perspective to most of us, well unless the person has been shot. I can't imgagine being shot and all the things you would feel both physically and emotionally.


  4. I think one of the reasons O'Brien wrote this book is to give his readers an idea of the Vietnam war. (Response to question 3).


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