In the book The Things They Carried, Rat Kiley develops and changes as a character significantly. The innocent and childish character we see at the beginning of the book slowly fades as being a medic in an unrelenting war takes its toll. You can see this in many ways such as, the things he does, the things he says and especially what he thinks. For instance, he differs from the beginning to the end. Kiley does many innocent and childlike things at the beginning of the book.

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An Uncomfortable Story

Two kids sit there looking at the board not believing their luck. The two children in the class who didn’t get along with each other were put into a group. There it is Gregory and Jefferson. They sit there not moving for over a minute trying to think of a way out of this. As the teacher tells them to get together, they knew that there is no way out. They would have to be partners together.

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My Perfect Utopia

The Little Prince and Prospero’s Island both entertained the idea of a perfect utopia. Looking at these two might make you wonder: What is my perfect paradise. Well, my perfect utopia would not be like many others, really all I can ask for is a place with good wifi and far away from people whom would bother me.

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Red Plane

The old engineer sits on his rickety porch looking into his large and overgrown backyard. After years of tracking down parts, and months of building, he has finally done it. He has constructed his very own plane, something he has wanted to do since he was a child. It was just the way he imagined it: Hot rod red body with three thin white stripes going down the side, it was perfect. Thinking construction is complete, he puts the key in and turns it, just to see if the engine is working properly, but nothing happens. He furiously turns the key hoping one of the times it will start, but again, nothing. All that work down the drain. In a fit of rage, he stomps onto his back porch trying to go back inside, but when he takes his first step on the porch, it breaks. He hasn’t focused on anything but the plane for years, looking at the full porch he notices that most of the wood is all rotted. Continue reading