2 “I hated Boy Scouts. I hated camping out “I hated Boy Scouts. I hated camping out. I was no soldier” (culture/society)This quote represents culture and society because he didn’t like to do the things normal men did. He hated everything about war and didn’t feel like he was an actual soldier.
3 “…I didn’t know a rifle from a slingshot.” (Culture/society) O’Brien did not know the difference between a gun and a slingshot. This shows how he did not even understand war items. Thus, the culture he is in does not make it seem fit for him to go to war.
16 Sentence Starters 1. The chicanery of a terrible magician 2. A fallacious thing to do to your parents3. An unpleasant experience you wish you could expedite
17 Sentence Starters A time you’ve impatiently tarried Conditions to make the return of a flight tentativeA disparaging comment from parents
18 Sweetheart Song of Tra Bong Type 2 Writing: 10 minutesCompare and contrast the reactions of Mary Anne and Mark Fossie to Vietnam. Use examples from the text to support your response.
19 Text Questions1. What criticisms do the soldiers make about Rat Kiley’s storytelling?2. How does Mary Anne defy or follow the assumed roles of women during wartime?3. Compare the greenies to other soldiers serving during Vietnam.4. Explain what you think the tongue necklace symbolizes.
20 ActivityDraw an illustration of Mary Anne before she assimilates into the Vietnamese war culture and what she looks like after assimilation takes placeUse examples from the text to defend your choices in your illustration (5)
21 Sentence Starters Something that challenges/ed your rectitude What would be a sadistic way to breakup with someone?Actions we can take to help our Christmas spirit flourish
22 Stockings – page 110Stockings: Describe the impact the stockings have on Henry Dobbins. Why does he cling to superstition over reality and is this harmful for him?Why does O’Brien put these stories next to one another in The Things They Carried?
23 Church – page 113Explain how Dobbins and Kiowa both perceive faith/religion.
24 The Man I Killed - 118What is the narrator feeling in this chapter? How does O’Brien communicate this to the reader?Compare/contrast the death of Curt Lemon to the Vietnamese man?Explain the symbolism of the butterfly and flowers.
25 Ambush - 125What is the relationship between “Ambush” and “The Man I Killed”?How is “Ambush” different in narrative technique than “The Man I Killed”?
26 IllustrationMary Anne as she arrived in Vietnam vs. how Vietnam changed herHenry Dobbins vs. Kiowa in the pagodaThe Man I Killed vs. AmbushCite 4 examples from text to explain differences/similarities in story
27 Vocab Sentence Starters A courageous exploit for an adventurer to go onA fallacious that contains a tantalizing offerIf we were inhumane, the world would…
28 Review of ReadingHow is Tim O’Brien similar to the description he provides of the man he killed?Read “Style”Is there a moral in this story? Why or why not?Do you think this is a true war story?
29 Vocab SentencesA fallacious act that stops a friendship from flourishingChicanery that makes you tentative to trust someone on April Fools Day
30 How does Norman Bowker describe bravery? What does Bowker do at the end of the story? How is this a symbolic event?
31 Read “Notes”What do we learn about Norman Bowker in this chapter that provides more insight into his character?Compare/contrast how Bowker deals with war memories vs. O’Brien