The first story of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. O'Briens writing was something I found very captivating to read. I noticed a style were the pace and flow of his writing tends to reflect the content giving the narrative more depth. an exert taken from page fifteen of ' The Things They Carried" displays this style in O'Brien's writing.
They searched the villages without knowing what to look for, not caring, kicking over jars of rice, frisking children and old men, blowing tunnels, sometimes setting fires and sometimes not, then forming up and moving on to the next village, then other villages, where it would always be the same(15).
The long series of actions listed in this passage represent a very mechanical process and way of thought, which can be applied the actions of the soldiers O'Brien mentions. This style in his writting makes the narrative more interactive and enstills the redaer with a clearer sense of the emotion O'Brien is trying to provoke.