My Initial reaction to the story “The Things They Carried” was an observation. I was observing where was this story going. I was surprised at some of the paragraphs especially the part when they cut off a kid’s finger and kicked his head. I found that disturbing and cruel. It was grimey how they just did that and didn’t have feeling towards it.It made me think what is really going on when ” Soldiers” are out fighting for our country at another country SMH