1. The story that has meant the most to me was the The Things They Carried. This story I think has meant the most because through out the chapter he talks about the physical things that they actually carried through Vietnam also it talks about the mental things that they carried. Henry Dobbins... carried extra rations, Dave Jensen... carried hygienic items like toothbrush, dental floss, and soap. and Ted lavender.. carried tranquilizers. Then Jimmy Cross carried letters from Martha and also the mental notes that he had from when he and Martha spent time with each other before Vietnam.
2.Ted Lavender is the character who i have connected with the best so far because of the fact he is frightened with the idea that his is in Vietnam fighting. I think the fear is what I can connect with because even though i have never experienced a war before i have many family members who have fought in wars and i have one member who actually fought in Vietnam and when i hear the stories it seriously makes me never want to be apart of a war.
3. I think the in the first chapter when Tim talks about the things the soldiers carried through Vietnam is probably the most important convention because it talks about the physical and emotion baggage that was carried with them. Then when he talks about the physical items that they carried and he adds all the weight to the items and gives the reader a sense of how much these men were actually carrying.
4."Often, they carried each other, the wounded or weak. They carried infections. They carried chess sets, basketballs \, Vietnamese- English dictionaries, insignia of rank bronze stars and purple hearts." This passage impacted me because the part where he talks about how the soldiers carried each other through the worst of the war. War had caused them to rely on each other because they became a new family.