Speaking of courage. Speaking of Courage 2019-01-17

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Speaking of Courage and Notes by Jessica Champlin on Prezi

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Bowker wants to tell this story to his father, but he doesn't because he cant. War is never easy for anyone. I define courage as taking a risk to get what you want. Norman thinks what he could do differently and if he could go back how he would redo it. I mean, it never stopped, not ever. They also looked for the best decision for the whole group and not just themselves.

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Speaking of Courage

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Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Still, there was so much to say. Bowker, on the other hand, is unable to use the act of telling to negotiate the trauma of war. Tim must've been his closest friend that stayed by his side and was always willing to listen to him no matter how annoying he was. Finally Lieutenant Jimmy Cross had to get out his pistol and fire off a few rounds just to shoo them away.

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SparkNotes: The Things They Carried: “Speaking of Courage”, page 2

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He had felt like he missed out on a lot when he was in Vietnam, but now that he is home, he cannot let go of his memories of Vietnam. Bowker eventually takes his life as a way to escape the things he must carry. Bowker feels as though he didn't have enough courage to save Kiowa. The Chevy also represents his unstable emotions, everytime he gets in the car, he has flashbacks of the nigh Kiowa died. He ordered a burger and the girl shook her head and pointed to the intercom on the steel post next to his car, and said that's how you place an order—all she did was carry the trays. They took a leap many wish to. As time progressed, she became a better leader and we began to get along better.

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The Things They Carried Speaking of Courage Quotes Page 1

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It was not such a good lake for swimming. When Bowker comes back he wishes for his crush to date him and his father to respect him more. The families of the soldiers also have an alteration in their lives. How he had been braver than he ever thought possible, but how he had not been so brave as he wanted to be. He remembers his highschool sweetheart who ended up getting married while he was off at war.

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TTC Study Guide 4

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In answering his father's inquiry, Norman would first describe in detail the seven medals he had been awarded. A slim waitress passed by, but she didn't seem to notice when he honked his horn. He honked his horn again. I think that narrator of The Things They Carried defined courage as doing whatever you needed to do at a given moment. Bowker is worried that he betrayed Kiowa, and contemplates his own bravery in the situation. Because of this incongruity, Norman cannot tell the whole story. Five fifty-five, he decided—six o'clock, tops.

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The Things They Carried Speaking of Courage Quotes Page 1

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Norman Bowker shows the difficulties of returning home after serving and fighting in a war. The girls from high school were mostly married. Bowker drives around the lake and recalls past experiences in the town. Norman Bowker showed frequent traits of courage throughout the novel. Norman Bowker becomes extremely cut off from life after the war. Bowker satisfied his fathers wishes and came home sporting seven medals, but there was one medal that he did not receive that he struggled to come to terms with and that was the Silver Star.

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Comparison and of

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The narrator defines courage in this passage as going through things that you have no choice but to get through. Tim first adds a chapter in one of his books and Norman didn't really like it. There were bubbles where Kiowa's head should've been. Along the causeway, the two little boys marched on. The narrator defines courage as doing something for the greater good, even if it puts yourself in an undesirable position.


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The Things They Carried Speaking of Courage Quotes Page 1

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He thinks it's a pretty good show. I think O'Brien added this story in the book not to make its readers sad, but to have people come to the realization that wars change people for the rest of their lives. It was a bad lake for swimming and fishing both. Now, in the late afternoon, it lay calm and smooth, a good audience for silence, a seven-mile circumference that could be travelled by slow car in twenty-five minutes. What is the effect of this letter on O'Brien? He receives several medals which were mostly common. There are many doubles in this book: the Vietnamese girl and , Jensen and Strunk, and Jorgenson.

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The Things They Carried, Speaking of Courage: Chapter 15 Summary

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He felt that even though he had won these basic medals he had not truly made a life for himself. He feels like he failed to do what he needed to do, as if he cowered out, and that's why he comes back to the medal. Facing the sun again, Norman Bowker decided it was nearly seven o'clock. Max had been one who liked to talk about the existence of God. As he realizes this, he longs to have someone listen to him.

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Essay about Speaking of Courage

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Aside from the smell, it was low-lying enough to be hard to protect. He wrote that he couldn't find his purpose in life and was fighting with himself on what the meaning of life was. Even though Atticus knows that he will not win the case he still fights for him in court because he knows that Tom is innocent and his courageous ways keep him fighting since no one else would. I think courage is described as strength to do something that you might not be willing to do, but have to do it without a choice. I mean, it's almost like i got killed over in Nam.

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