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Parikh 1 Parth Parikh November 3, 2010 Professor Kao Expository Writing 101 Rough Draft The End to Trauma During every single person’s life, he/she will go through an experience that changes him/her in a dramatic way, whether it is good or bad. The ones that a person really has a hard time dealing with is the traumatic experiences, which changes how they act or view life. One psychologist, Martha Stout, believes that experiences like these need to be handled in a certain way, and explains this in her essay, “When I Woke Up Tuesday, it was Friday”. It begins to show how people act and react after experiences and that it becomes unconscious the way their body handles a situation, which brings back a traumatic incident. However, Tim O’ Brien, a war veteran, explains a different way on dealing with these traumatic experiences. After fighting in the Vietnam War, he saw and heard many things that will never leave his head, and he find that a person must express what he/she is feeling, which is the only way of dealing with something. The reason of the differences between these two people and their views on dealing with post-traumatic experiences is their different background and what they have seen and been through throughout their lives. In each of their professions, Stout and O’ Brien, have different meanings and explanations to certain words; for example “fact” and “fiction”. As a psychologist, Stout sees the world through what she reads and sees in the people she deals with daily, which
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Parikh 2 is what drives her to come to her predictions and conclusions. After a traumatic experience, there “are more or less invisible [situations] to us as we go about daily life”, which makes it difficult to know the truth behind several situations (Stout 658). If a person recognizes that his/her body goes through instances unconsciously, then it becomes extremely easily to doubt oneself in any situation. After an experience occurs to a child, and as they grow up, they completely forget that it happened, it is almost impossible to understand any comparisons to it, without being told about the situation
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