Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Things They Carried

Its hard to pick one single chapter that has been my favortie in the book because ive really enjoyed reading this. Chapter one would have to be one of my favorite chapers though. Its the chapter that really got me interested and made me not want to put the book down. Its hard to grasp what they really had to go through, at times i felt right their along with them going through the everyday struggles they did. Some parts of this chapter caught me off guard in some parts i felt very irritated that they couldnt quit deal with the death of the soldiers among them. Then at other times i felt sad, some of those people carried things for comfort of having something to need to go back to. Jimmy cross though he knew he didnt have Martha the thought of her in a sense is what kept him going and kept him from thinking about the reality that he was in.
The part in the chapter that really grabbed my attention was when Cross sat and burned the memories he hd of martha and tried to make himself realize that he couldnt hlod onto these things as he did. Then he realized it was all in his head and he couldnt stop thinking about her even by burning the stuff and trying to forget. To me this was so sad to just feel like you have nothing and that its a fight for your life everyday. I have great respect for the people who fight for our country.

1 comment:

Kristina said...

I found this chapter interesting also. It was amazing to read about how many physical and emotional baggage they had to hold on to.