The second story of The Things They Carried is “Love.” It is set years after the war, and the narrator explains that the former First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross has come to visit his home in Massachusetts. There, he and the narrator drink coffee, smoke cigarettes, and talk about all of the things that the platoon carried with them. The war is over, but it is not forgotten. There are photos of the soldiers from the old platoon, including Rat Kiley and Kiowa. Jimmy still carries the guilt he feels for Ted Lavender’s death. The narrator explains that he carries his own feelings...
(The entire page is 425 words.)
Want to read the whole thing?
Subscribe now to read the rest of this article. Plus, get access to:
- 30,000+ literature study guides
- Critical essays on more than 30,000 works of literature from Salem on Literature (exclusive to eNotes)
- An unparalleled literary criticism section. 40,000 full-length or excerpted essays.
- Content from leading academic publishers, all easily citable with our "Cite this page" button.
- 100% satisfaction guarantee READ MORE