The Things They Carried & A Wall of Fire Rising

I’m stuck on a English question and need an explanation.

Read Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” and Edwidge Danticat’s “A Wall of Fire Rising” and then write 1-2 pages in which you explain the role trauma/traumatic events play in the plot of the stories, the development of the key characters, and the themes each author is constructing.