The things they carried
Tim O' Brian
The main common enemy for the narrorator and all the other soldiers in the book is the effects of the war on their personalities and well being. The was is making evertone go nuts. They are all going crazy and most refuse to believe that the war is effecting them. Every time one of there own gets killed, they all refuse to beilieve that there dead and show them no compassion. Some of the soilders even committ suicide to end the madness that is Vietnam. Vietnam is like a never ending bad guy, al of the men feel like they are fighting it and also fighting for it.