The History Book Club and the English Honor Society invited the Timberlane community to a one of a kind event on Thursday, November 3rd.
As part of our partnership with the Southern New Hampshire Library Cooperative, our students performed interpretative works based on their reading of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien.
Student performances and original works included "Half" a monologue by Rebecca Flieder and performed by Allie O'Connor, artwork by Shan Shan Zheng, guitarist Billy Lavoie performed two songs: Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival and Working Class Hero by John Lennon, and Allie O'Connor performed a slam piece entitled "The Ten Steps of Forgetting (And Being Forgotten).
Our event concluded with poetry by Vietnam veteran, Davis Freschi. His poetry was powerful, moving and resonated with the novel's theme of realism and horror of war.
“The carried malaria tablets, love letters, ammunition, comic books, grenades, sewing kits, bibles and each other. The Things They Carried is a testament to the capacity and limits of the human spirit and the fear, horror and surrealism of war.”