second reseach paper.docx - Singh 1 Harmanpreet Singh Professor Raymond Masullo ENGL 112-55 1 December 2017 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After any war

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Singh 1 Harmanpreet Singh Professor Raymond Masullo ENGL 112-55 1 December 2017 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After any war ends, many soldiers return home to live the rest of their lives in peace and do not have to worry about fighting or doing anything dangerous ever again. However, many soldiers realize that coming back home does not always bring this peace. Many returning soldiers suffer mental or emotional problems because of their time in combat. During any war, soldiers will see a great deal of brutal fighting, killing, and witnessing their own comrades die next to them. As a result, many may suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) because some injuries and experiences cannot easily be forgotten. Men and women coming back from war may have mental and emotional issues such as stress, hallucinations, flashbacks from the war, or haunting memories of their friends or family. By gaining an understanding and treating the symptoms as well as what triggers soldiers’ memories, victims of PTSD can not only help themselves but can also help their loved ones and future generations of soldiers. War itself is scary situation to be in no matter if you one has the advantage in the battle or not, and while being in the war soldiers get hurt sometimes those scars stay with them even after they went home. Those physical marks and scars are reminders of the physical injuries suffered during the war. What cannot be seen are the emotional scars that the soldiers suffer. Most soldiers come back home but can never be the same. In this Story “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich he writes “When he came home, though, Henry was very different, and I’ll say
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Singh 2 this: the change was no good” (Erdrich 95). Erdrich explains how when Henry comes home after the world war he has changed and is a completely different man, and his younger Layman is disappointed, and think of him as someone completely different than what he used to be. When soldiers come back home, they usually come back with some form of PTSD. PTSD can be displayed in many ways and can be followed directly or indirectly to violence, serious injuries or even death. Soldiers can bring back memories from when they were in the war. Those memories stay with them and haunt them for rest of their lives, and even after the war has ended but their fight has continued. As written by Erdrich “But he was Quiet, So Quiet, and never Comfortable sitting still anywhere but always up and moving” (Erdrich 95). The author explains that Henry cannot sit anywhere calmly. The memories haunt him the days he spent during the war scare him. He is not comfortable even in his own house with his family, because of all the bad memories he made during the war. The problems related to the bad memories is common among not just the soldiers in war but in those who has been back in their families for a while. In the short story “Now I Lay Me” by Ernest Hemingway, the soldier is unable to sleep during the war. While serving in World War I Nick has a problem that makes him unable to sleep. He is unable to do so
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