Many parts of the world view scars as more than just a memory of pain. In Africa, tribal leaders receive intricate designs cut into their faces, necks, and chests to show their position and to prove their leadership capabilities. Scarification,
As young kids or adults, we sometimes experience events that scar us, but I don 't know if we truly know the meaning of “scar.” In the novel, Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquirel, there 's a girl named Tita. Tita is a sixteen year old young woman who lives in Mexico along with her family; Mama Elena, and her three sisters, Gertrudis, Chencha, and Rosaura. Throughout the novel it portrays drama, romance, and tradition. Because of this, many characters changed by the end of the novel.
This excerpt from Maxine Clair’s “Cherry Bomb” is a prime representation of an adult character reminiscing in memories of youth and innocence. Through the description of her “box of private things” and the cherry bomb incident, she uses appropriate diction, figurative language, and imagery while reflecting on past summers where time wasn’t consumed by school, capturing the pure moments of childhood. To begin with, the persona’s younger self picks up the “lofty” saying ‘I am in this world, but not of it’ without a clear understanding of what the message truly entails. She chooses it based on the fact that it seems to sound important. This reflection of her past shows a sense of immaturity, and is supported by other various examples of forward diction that tie back into her young personality at the time.
Individuals, who are surrounded with agony by mistreatment at an early phase, often leave with wounds in which can trouble their lives. In Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse, the Aboriginal children struggle with traumatization caused by dreadful brutality from the white people at the St. Jerome’s Residential School. Unfortunately for the children, the abuse leaves them upset for a lifetime. The children experience cruel abuse, which leading to leaving them mentally damaged.
Walt Whitman captures his audience’s attention with his realism poetry and free verse poetry throughout much of his life as a poet. Whitman was a man of the civil war era and in his poem “The Wound-Dresser” shows his life experiences in the war come full force in the way he conveys his contribution in the civil war. His view of the war as a wound-dresser and he describes some of the most horrendous scenes imaginable from the eyes of an everyday man. His poem “The Wound-Dresser” doesn’t show the war from a distance, but from right on the battlefield in its unedited version as written by Whitman. The way Whitman conveys his poems of the everyday man’s life in his time-period is presented by utilizing his realism style to connect to the audience and his gruesomely descriptive vocabulary.
Many people who were injured ended up physically and mentally scarred for
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) develops from a traumatic experience months or even years after the event itself, causing many hard-to-identify symptoms. As our knowledge of PTSD has expanded, we have learned that it can be induced from any traumatizing experience a person might encounter, however many cases of PTSD are discovered in people after returning home from war. Due to the psychological nature of this condition and the absolute lack of physical anomalies associated with it, there has been a shortage of adequate healing procedures in place for PTSD over the years. In spite of this, some veterans have found outlets to cope, for better or worse, with their newfound psychological abnormalities. Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried
In Marcus Luttrell’s memoir lone Survivor, he is faced with the devastation of losing his SEAL team in a gunfight against hundreds of Taliban rebels. Luttrell tries to cope with the loss of his team, his brothers, by going out and revealing his story. Letting people know what the author has been through, although he still has trouble handling the situation. Luttrell’s problem is that he can not get over what he had gone through such as losing his friends; wondering, how he is going to get through this difficult
His face was ragged with pain. The stains of blood and dirt were all over him. The back of his head had been damaged severely. My arm still throbbing, I checked his pulse. The trees and their shadows danced with delight at all the blood and gore on the ground.
At Fredericksburg and Petersburg, Inman witnesses casualties, inflicts wounds, and receives injuries. Not only was close combat immensely painful, but one could distinguish the characteristics of the enemy. Men fought with, and against, young boys. Emotions brew, but since it was unmasculine to display those of weakness, some men struggle with inner thoughts provoked by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Mariner will have the physical scar from the bite on his arm. He will always feel the weight of the Albatross on his shoulders. He will have an emotional scar from killing the seabird which led to the death of his men. He will never get the sound of the bodies hitting the deck, one by one by one. The Mariner will always feel the pain that nature made him feel.