This study guide will help you analyze the short story “The Man I Killed” by Tim O’Brien. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it.
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Title: “The Man I Killed” (1990)
Author: Tim O’Brien
Genre: Short story
Tim O’Brien is an American author. His most famous literary work is “The Things They Carried”, a collection of short stories based on O’Brien’s experience as a soldier in the Vietnam War. The short story "The Man I Killed" is part of this collection.
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