For Thursday, read "Friend" and "Enemies" in The Things They Carried.
Look through the table of contents at the titles and page lengths of each of the stories in this book. Also note that a story like "Enemies" might look substantially longer in the table of contents than it actually is when you turn to it in the book. There are eight stories that are fifteen pages or more in length; you've now read two of these. There are also a collection of much shorter pieces; you've now read four of those. Based on what you've read so far, what do you think is the relationship between these two kinds of stories? What's the effect of structuring the book this way? How is your understanding of a certain story changed by the stories that come after it? As you sift through these questions, be specific. Refer to specific places in the text, especially when it comes to the two stories you've just read for Thursday.
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