Help with Questions to The Things They Carried: The Dentist (pages 86-88)

The Dentist (pages 86-88)

1. According to Tim O’Brien, what kind of a person was Curt Lemmon? How did O’Brien personally feel about Curt?

2. What happened with the dentist, that caused Curt Lemmon to be embarrassed? What seems to be a common feeling among the soldiers that if felt always causes embarrassment?

3. Curt Lemmon was depressed, angry with himself, quiet and withdrawn after the incident with the dentist. Explain why Curt Lemmon having a perfectly good tooth yanked out after his embarrassing moment made him smile again.

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