Processing Trauma In Beloved

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Processing Trauma and Its Benefits to Society Often overlooked in conversations is trauma due to the uncomfortable nature of the subject. People for the most part will not bring the subject up in fear of upsetting someone, however, trauma is important to bring up and to learn from. Processing trauma and thus connecting and sympathizing with others can be humbling and eye-opening. Shared with others are stories to reflect on the past and to potentially prevent it from further traumatic events. If one forgets where they came from the traumatic experience can be repeated. In Beloved by Toni Morrison, Morrison wrote about the trauma people of colour face, while “The Cathedral” podcast by Radiolab talks about a couple with a dying son. Beloved is a striking novel that follows a freed slave and the people in her life. Looking into the lives of the oppressed and seeing what pain has been caused is…show more content…
“The Cathedral” podcast by Radiolab speaks to a family who lost a son to terminal cancer. Ryan Green experienced a heartbreaking reality when he couldn’t get his son Joel to stop crying. No matter what Ryan did Joel would continue to cry. After extensively trying different approaches, Ryan gave up, sat down, and prayed. And as if his prayers were answered Joel stopped crying. For a parent to feel so helpless in a situation where their kid is in pain could be traumatizing. Ryan sought out a way to process this. The only clear action for him was to create a video game. That Dragon, Cancer follows a similar story to what happened to Ryan. When he pitched That Dragon, Cancer at a video game convention investors loved it. At a first glance people would not want to play as a helpless parent in an unfortunate situation, but something about the game was so captivating. The person playing the game learns how incredibly life-changing certain circumstances can be. A new perspective opens in these players making them more compassionate as a
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