Phantom Limb Syndrome Character Analysis

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Imagine, you are a marian in the U.S. army, and after you go through the rigorous training, you go out on your first tour. You reach Syria with the other men that you trained with, and a few weeks later you go into your first conflict, scared but ready to fight for your country. While riding in a Humvee to support some troops under some heavy fire, your Humvee finds an unexpected landmine. You and your comrades get blown in every direction, with debris flying right and left. You wake up in an urgent care facility. Then, you try to reach for something, but you realize that you can not because you are missing you right arm. Later, you develop something called Phantom limb syndrome, people with this condition experience feelings in a limb as if it were still attached to their body. At last, after many years, you find a V.R. technology that can help ease your pain by making it look and feel as if you still have that limb. This is one type of many miracle services that V.R. can…show more content…
Clark also writes about a veteran man’s experience with V.R treatment, “When Merkle first came to ICT they asked him to describe a scenario from his time in combat. He chose a day he thought would be easy to handle -- not his worst day, but one of his most exhausting, during the initial push into Iraq in 2003. ICT used software to create a basic game-like representation of those events, and then he sat through the finished product nine times over a few months. Little of the detail he described above was in ICT's simulation; virtual reality helped his mind fill in the blanks, and memories returned. “"As you walk through, you talk it through,"” he says. “"It's almost like opening a filing cabinet. Suddenly I'd be able to remember names. I'd remember details of what people looked like; what insurgents looked like."” (Clark). As shown in Merkle’s experience above, V.R. technology can help people cope with the terrible scenes of

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