Two Theoretical Analysis: Postcolonialism And Narrative

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Introduction In the content of this second Theoretical Application, an analysis will be done on two theoretical pieces of literature and one applied piece. The two theoretical readings are “Trauma Theory” and “Cultivation Theory.” The applied reading is titled “Postcolonialism and Narrative.” There will be a comparison of the similarities and the common ideas between the three pieces, as well as an example the phenomenon, discussed in the context of everyday life. The real life example will bring all of the readings together in way that helps better explain the deeper meaning of the readings. The first theoretical reading will be outlined in the following section.
“Trauma Theory
The reading on “Trauma Theory” is an excerpt from the Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory. The reading gives an in-depth perspective on a common phenomenon that does not receive appropriate acknowledgement in terms of public discussion. Trauma is defined in the reading as a “wound” but trauma theory on the other hand is defined as “memory which affects the individual’s ability to recount events in an ordinary fashion” (Herman et al, pg. 615). The reading discusses the affects
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A young man that abused by the system that he had no hand in establishing. Kalief Browder more than likely a victim of PTSD, “committed suicide in 2015, after serving three years in prison for a false crime” (Gonnerman, n.p.). He is evidence that the idea of “Postcolonialism” still resides in the hearts of American people today, through racial tension. He is evidence that personal trauma needs a voice, which is expressed in “Trauma Theory” and he is evidence that “Cultivation Theory” is accurate in that media perpetuates this striking sense of fear, which is then projected onto a certain race or type of people, because there is a particular dominant race as clarified in “Postcolonialism and

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