Ms. Debora L. Gianola


12th Grade Literacy

     While we develop our skills of literary analysis by stepping into the shoes of an author, observing the purpose of their technique, we also look into the hegemony of war, what did it feel like when you had no choice, how does society's pressure play out, how does war play out, what is its impact. Tim O'Brien's, The Things They Carried, challenges our perspectives, illuminated our knowledge, why revealing the elements of story with thickly layered literary devices that span the spectrum of rhetoric to symbolism to thematic elements that swirl together to provide us with a rendition of war that creates a visceral response.


10th Grade

Language Arts