Day 3

The Things They Carried Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What slowly immersed Mary Anne in the life of a soldier? Did she become one of them? Did she transcend the life of a soldier? If so, why and how?

    Students should cite examples of Mary Anne's transition, especially showing the contrasts before and after the immersion. They may argue that in behaving like a soldier both on and off the battlefield, she simply had to adapt to life in the field as the soldiers did. They may argue that Mary Anne did not become anything more or less than a soldier, and one that became part of the land as they did when they lost themselves psychologically or even died. They may argue that she did in fact transcend all the challenges in Vietnam, and...

Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 923 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 7309 literature essays, 2081 sample college application essays, 302 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in