Under The Persimmon Tree Essay

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(MIP-1) Najmah faces the symptoms of PTSD, as shown through the book Under The Persimmon Tree. (SIP-A) Witnessing a death of another is the cause of PTSD that has affected Najmah. (STEWE-1) When Najmah saw what had happened to her mother and brother this was one of the causes of PTSD because,“My heart hammers as if it wants to escape my chest, and it is the only sound I hear apart from the heavy ringing in my ears." (Staples 82). This has affected Najmah because she has lost more of her family and that would mix up her emotions. Witnessing the death of her mother and brother and that is a symptom of PTSD because (STEWE-2) PTSD can come from a trauma like a natural disaster, witnessing a death of another. This connects to the novel because since Najmah had lost more of her family, she has one of the many symptoms of PTSD that connects to the character Najmah.…show more content…
(STEWE-1) Najmah “It's been more than two weeks since I’ve last spoken, and I'm not certain I will ever be able to speak again”(Staples 110). After the death of Mada-jan and Habib, Najmah had to leave herself behind and become Shaheed, but the problem is no one can find out she os a boy or she will be killed so she does not talk because it is her choice and what she has been through is a very hard situation. (STEWE-2) There is also a lack of social and communication to. Feeling of detachment or estrangement from others. This piece of text from the article connects to Najmah because Najmah was still in shock from her loss= of her family and did not want to be found out as Shaheed either. (CS) Throughout Under The Persimmon Tree, Najmah has shown that she has the symptoms of PTSD and it has affected her emotionally very
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