The Things They Carried help with homework: Assignment #9 (“Night Life” and “Lives of the Dead” pp. 208‐233)
Assignment #9 (“Night Life” and “Lives of the Dead” pp. 208‐233)
1. Discuss what happens to Rat Kiley and how you feel about it.
2. Discuss the title and the point of “The Lives of the Dead.” Discuss the power of stories.
3. Discuss the movie. Why that movie?
4. Discuss Timmy’s dreams and what Linda says about death in them.
5. Read aloud the last paragraph of the novel. What do you think?
6. What are your opinions of the novel? Are you glad you read it?
7. What are some possible essay topics?