The Question and Answer section for The Things They Carried is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Jimmy loves Martha in the emotional sense, the presence of her photo and letters provides him with a sense of home, something to return to.
The reference to checkers is O'Brien's way of explaining what can be understood and what cannot be understood. Checkers is a game. There are strategies, there's a winner, and there are definite rules. The men, Norman and Henry, embraced the...
Are you referring to the chapter "Spin" or "Love" ?