When we give into fear we limit ourselves. We think we can do only this—go only that far—but no more. My fear was a fear of failure. I was so afraid that I would fail that I failed to take action.
Cross is preoccupied by thoughts of Martha, a young woman he dated before he joined the Army. He thinks about letters she wrote him; he thinks about whether or not she is a virgin; he thinks about how much he loves her and wants her to love him.
Her letters do not indicate that she feels the same way. The narrator lists things that the soldiers carry with them, both tangible and intangible, such as Lt. Other members of the unit are introduced through descriptions of the things they carry, such as Henry Dobbins who carries extra food, Ted Lavender who carries tranquilizer pills, and Kiowa who carries a hunting hatchet.
Dave Jensen carries soap, dental floss, foot powder, and vitamins. Norman Bowker carries a diary. Kiowa carries a volume of the New Testament and moccasins. The narrator offers additional detail about selected items; for example, the poncho Ted Lavender carries will later be used by his fellow soldiers to carry his dead body.
This device is an example of the author and narrator embedding small details in the text that will be further explained later in the book. It is important to note, too, how the details are selective; they are recalled by a character, the unnamed narrator of the chapter. The details of what each man carries are funneled through the memory of this narrator.
They also carry their grief, terror, love, and longing, with poise and dignity. Many of these soldiers "hump," or carry, photographs, and Lieutenant Cross has an action shot of Martha playing volleyball.
He also carries memories of their date and regrets that he did not try to satisfy his desire to become intimate with her by tying her up and touching her knee. Cross carries all these things, but in addition carries the lives of his men.
For example, as Lt. Cross moves through the rigorous daily motions of combat duty, his mind dwells on Martha. Importantly, as he thinks about Martha, he does not merely recall memories of her; instead he imagines what might be, such as "romantic camping trips" into the White Mountains in New Hampshire.
Cross as the carrier of these possessions as well as of his love for Martha. The minute details he provides about objects that individuals carry is telling, and particular attention should be paid to these details because they foreshadow the core narratives that comprise the novel.
This technique of cataloging the things the soldiers carry also functions to create fuller composites of the characters, and by extension make the characters seem more real to readers. While he destroyed the physical accoutrements, the mementos of Martha, Lt.
Cross continues to carry the memory of her with him. To that memory is also added the burden of grief and guilt. Why people carry the things they do? Glossary rucksack A kind of knapsack strapped over the shoulders. Than Khe also Khe Sahn A major battle in the Tet Offensive, the siege lasted well over a month in the beginning of Khe Sahn was thought of as an important strategic location for both the Americans and the North Vietnamese.
American forces were forced to withdraw from Khe Sahn. SOP Abbreviation for standard operating procedure. RTO Radio telephone operator who carried a lightweight infantry field radio.
M American-made machine gun. Spec 4 Specialist Rank, having no command function; soldier who carries out orders. M The standard American rifle used in Vietnam after KIA Abbreviation for killed in action, to be killed in the line of duty.
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LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Oskar is an extremely verbally precocious nine-year-old––he and Dad used to comb the New York Times for typos as a relaxing evening activity.
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