Your final essay in this class is a literary analysis. An analysis is an interpretation, NOT a summary. You will have to analyze Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, offering your opinion (without using “I”-only third person) without just giving a plot summary of what happened in the novel. You will have to use supporting text from the novel in conjunction with your statements. I do not have a set amount of quotations I would like for you to use; however, you CANNOT have any block quotations (quotations that are four or more typed lines).
. Comment on three characters’ loss of innocence in the novel, more specifically how these characters move from innocence of war to experience of the ravages of Vietnam. What is the catalyst for their change? Do you think these characters completely lose their innocence, and if they do, how does O’Brien demonstrate this? Hint: When you write about character, start the process by asking yourself what the character(s) offer the novel, what are their most important features and where in the novel are they revealed, and do the characters undergo any changes.
my question is I don’t know where to start, I have the three characters I just don’t know where to start. with the thesis as well.