PTSD In Vietnam

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(AGG) PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) has taken a toll on Earth’s history, ever since Vietnam 's famous debut of PTSD making it a well known disorder. (BS-1) Najmah is indeed a victim as well, as she struggles with the loss of her mother, baby brother, and father. (BS-2) Nusrat begins to show PTSD through attitude, as she also struggles with the loss of her husband Faiz(BS-3) When Najmah`s brother Nur returns, he comes with painful memories of war given that he was the last one to ever to see his father alive. (TS) It is obvious that Under the Persimmon Tree involves various conditions of PTSD that create drastic character changes. (MIP-1) The immediate symptoms of PTSD begin to be shown through Najmah as she struggles to find…show more content…
Since Nur fought with the Taliban, it is hard to not identify certain symptoms of PTSD, given that “PTSD is quite common among combat veterans”(“Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”). (SIP-B) Then when Nur is reunited with Najmah he begins to revisit memories of his father which creates a different view for him. (STEWE-1) When Nur is talking to najmah, bringing up his father again and again creates a change in attitude and symptoms of PTSD. He describes his emotions to Nusrat, as if “[he] must do everything to obey [his] father’s wishes, not matter what the cost. If [he] does not, [he] may as well die”(Staples 256). (STEWE-2) Nur`s cooperation is not very good, due to the fact that the only thing he currently looks forward to is Najmah and obeying his father’s wishes. This kind of mindset is a trigger to PTSD, and victims of this disorder have similar symptoms like “high rates of violent trauma exposure and post traumatic stress disorder”(Post - Traumatic Stress). (CS) Nur`s change in mind shows key triggers to…show more content…
(BS-3) Nur visits Najmah as a war torn PTSD victim with painful memories. (BS-2) Nusrat struggles with the loss of her husband Faiz, in which PTSD changes her attitude and personality.(BS-1) Najmah struggles to find hope in the little family she has left, given that she too is a PTSD victim after watching her mother and brothers death.(R) Each character’s personal struggles in Under the Persimmon Tree, connects to real world issues with PTSD as if any one of any age and race is at
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