Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Exploration 5

1. I think On a rainy river meant the most because Tim talked about his whole drafting process and his thoughts about the war. I connected most to this because Tim told a story that he hasnt told anyone else before. So he let us into his thoughts.

2. I connected most to Tim O'Brien because he was very to himself about everything. He showed and explained how he felt in situations like when he was drafted and didnt want to go and didnt feel he was the kind of person to go to war. He went to war anyway because he had to and i would have done the same thing.

3. I really like that the first chapter started off with talking about what everyone had to carry and that if someone died you had to carry the stuff they were carrying but also the thoughts of the people you lost. I made me really feel what they had to go through and how hard it was mentally and physically.

4. What really got me just like in above in chapter 1 he started of many paragraphs with "they carried" and different variations of that and nailed in the importance of what they had to carry and all the emotional baggage they had to carry with it.


  1. I agree with what you said about how difficult it would have to be to carry everything they went through; stories, lives, equipment. Granted some things arent tangible and dont have a real value of weight, they still bear a heavy burden on someone.

  2. I think it's interesting on how he managed to get the title in there in different ways. I like how he really emphasized the title of the book with little details like that.


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