Analysis Of Teddy And Teddy

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Here Teddy is taking responsibility and shows that he clearly understands and explains why he has delusional episodes which is due to his inability to face the truth of the tragic events that have occurred in his life. Yet shortly after he came back to reality he regressed and started acting out his fantasy again. His conscience isn’t strong enough to pull him back to the real world or keep himself there. Having a conscience is important to be able to live in the real world. Conscience allows one to be able to recognize right from wrong. If one does not have a conscience and is not able to understand right from wrong they begin to live in their own fantasy world. Even though Jazz occasionally had thoughts about what his dad tried to teach …show more content…
The horror of Jazz having to watch his dad kill people affected his character even though the trauma wasn’t directed at him he still at times has thought that disturb him due to the trauma he was forced to watch. He is a strong person mentally and had a lot of control over his own life. Billy still had an impact on his life even though he had been locked up four years, but this helped Jazz live his life according to him self and not his father. Teddy’s traumatic experience was directed straight at him which hit him so hard that his mental strength. Even though he had seen many people die in the military he was nowhere near affected by it as much as his family being dead. This direct trauma was so intense that his mind could not handle the truth and being locked up in a mental asylum did not make things any better. Yet Teddy would be locked up regardless because he did shoot his wife and he didn’t have to even though he felt like it was the right decision. At this point Teddy is doomed and has no chance of living a free life especially since he keeps having the reoccurring delusional …show more content…
Friends and family don’t always understand why I act this way and cant because they have not felt the way I have felt. This goes for the criminally insane as well. It is hard to forgive and understand why people do such horrible crimes and I believe its because they have experienced trauma that has caused outrage and violent behavior which I can somewhat relate to and feel for. I know how it feels to be out of touch with reality and lose control of your mind. This makes me want to advocate for the criminally insane who feel this way so severely that they commit such heinous crimes. I would like to understand how certain experiences could set the human mind so off balance. These two books helped me understand more about how the mind can be off balance mostly due to traumatic experiences. These two books also showed me it’s not just about the trauma, but also the guilt aspects that can drive a person crazy and ultimately lead to them becoming insane like Teddy. The guilt Teddy experienced for having a part in the death of his family threw his mind off balance. Being responsible for something so tragic is hard to deal with so he created scenarios to pin the crimes on other people who didn’t even exist so he didn’t have to face the fact that it was his even somewhat his fault. Unlike Jazz that didn’t have to feel guilty

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