Facing It By Yusef Komunyakaa Essay

1612 Words Mar 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
As History shows us, war at times can be preventable and at time it is not. In the long run, war has an everlasting effect on soldiers whether it is directly or indirectly. In some cases, the horror of war is at time difficult for us to understand how men and women in the battlefield cope in times of fear. The poem "Facing it" by Yusef Komunyakaa allows us the readers to see what happen during and after the war, and what mentally goes through one 's mind in terms of how one copes with the war and how one deals with their mental breakdown during and after the war. The Poem "Facing It" demonstrates how the effect of war can most likely damage one 's life due to PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder).
In some cases, soldiers that return home from war suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a "psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood" ("Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder"). In some cases, people who suffer from PTSD disorder goes back to their normal state with time but on the other hand, some people have horrible reactions to stress which over time causes their disorder to worsen. "People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged, and these symptoms can be severe enough and…

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