Ptd In Slaughterhouse Five

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PTSD is a post traumatic stress disorder most veterans get after coming home from war. In the book Slaughterhouse Five it shows how a war veteran has PTSD, shows the reality of war, and how to find a purpose in life. Slaughterhouse Five is a banned book but a reader may believe it should be open to young adults such as teens. They can understand what people go through and they can relate because they all probably have felt sad or depressed at a point in time. In fact, teens can relate to the book because they probably have felt sad or depressed before. In the book Billy experiences PTSD from being in the war. After the war he comes home and goings into a veteran hospital where his mother visits him “She upsets Billy simply by being his mother. She made him feel embarrassed and and ungrateful and weak because she had gone to so much trouble to give him life, and to keep that life going, and Billy didn’t really like life (pg 102).” Billy is in a veteran hospital trying to cover from the war he had to stay there for six months to recover. Billy seems to going through PTSD he doesn’t seem to like life and is suicidal. So teens can understand his sadness from reading the book and get to …show more content…

While he was in Dresden “Billy was down in a meat locker on the night Dresden was destroyed. There were sounds like giant footstep above. Those were sticks of high explosive bombs. The giants walked and walked. Dresden was one big flame. When we came out the sky was black with smoke.(pg)” Billy is the main character of the book and he is a prisoner of war. Billy and the other prisoners and a few guards were stored down there hoping to survive and luckily did. They were all there during the bombing in Dresden Billy was explain what it sounded like from up above and what it was like when they went into the aftermask. This is all so important because people should understand what it is like during a

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