The Things They Carried help with homework: Assignment #7 (“In the Field,” “Good Form, and “Field Trip” pp. 155‐179)

Assignment #7 (“In the Field,” “Good Form, and “Field Trip” pp. 155‐179)

1. Discuss the various letters that Lt. Cross composes in his head. What do you think about them—and him?
2. What do you think about Azar?
3. In “In the Field,” who is the “young soldier” or “the boy”? Explain why O’Brien doesn’t name him here.
4. Discuss what O’Brien/author tells us in “Good Form.” Why does he include this chapter?
5. Read aloud and discuss the paragraph with this sentence: “This little field, I thought, had swallowed so much.”
6. What do you think about O’Brien’s return to Vietnam? Why does he go?

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