Use what you have learned from reading The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien and “War is Kind ” by Stephen Crane to write an analytical essay that compares and contrasts the soldiers’ experiences of war (Specifically, how are their experiences portrayed similarly and differently in the two texts?). Develop your essay by providing textual evidence from both texts. Be sure to follow the conventions of Standard English.

As a starting point, you may want to consider what is emphasized, absent, or different in the two texts, but feel free to develop your own focus for analysis.


As homework on Wednesday, February 25th, read “War is Kind” by Stephen Crane and take notes on how the soldiers’ experiences of war is similar/different from Tim O’Brien’s account. Consider how you’ll address these topics in your essay.

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