Point of View and Narration
The identity of the narrator in all the stories in The Things They Carried is of interest to critics and readers. In the title story, the narrator is unidentified, but in other stories he is a ''fictional character named Tim O'Brien,’’ explains the author, Tim O'Brien. The third-person narrator in ‘‘The Things They Carried'' is unnamed, but since the stories are interrelated, he may be the fictional Tim O'Brien. The narrator's job in this story is to describe the soldiers and the things that happen to them in the Quang Ngai...
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