The Things They Carried

How does Norman Bowker experience his hometown after returning to it after the end of the War?

for "Speaking of Courage"

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Bowker, broken, alone with his thoughts, is a symbol of the many veterans who could not adjust after returning home to the US. Vietnam was a deeply unpopular war, and many of the veterans felt dishonored for having fought in it. Kiowa’s death is the climax, the organizing tragedy that comes up over and over again throughout the book. Check more out at the GradeSaver link below,