The Things They Carried

"Men killed, and died, because they were were embarassed not to".

I know that O'Brien and Rat felt that way, but what other characters felt the same way?

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Really all the characters involved with fighting felt this pressure, this is the curse of war. THe men are expected to sacrifice their sanity and their bodies as part of the social contract they enter into when they join the army. It is tied into their masculinity and sense of patriotism.

Thank you SO much! Three words: 3-page essays. I've had a hard time understanding this book. Thank you so much for your help :D

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