Usually, that consciousness is Jimmy Cross’s, but not always. Write a short essay (approx.2pages) exploring how point of view and/or other aspects of narration shape the story’s effect and meaning.

“The Things they Carried is written in 3rd person, oscillating between sections that (like the title) refer to the whole platoon, as if seen from a distance, and ssections that instead home in on a single focal character or consciousness. Why and how might it matter, for example, that in one sections we “overhear” a conversation– between Bowker and Kiowa — that Jimmy isn’t privy to, and even spend one paragraph inside Kiowa’s thoughts?”AndQuick writing: In Hemmingway’s Hills Like White Elephants, the man and woman are having an argument. Citing evidence from the text, what do you think the argument is about?Link :