The Things They Carried

How is Tim's job as a pig declotter symbolic of his destiny?


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His job as a pig declotter symbolizes the slaughter he's going to be committing in Vietnam in the near future. This information contributes to the story because it's foreshadowing the war and Tim's part in it. His description of the job was gory and hard to read, but the facvts of the war are even more difficult.


The Things They Carried