E04: Critical Reading – tpaz1

“Super stimuli-sensitive. Skills on the battlefield, crazy-person behavior in a drug store, where she was recently standing behind a sweet old lady counting out change when she suddenly became so furious her ears literally started ringing.”

-While standing behind the lady counting change, her temper began arising. She can be impatient from waiting, which caused her to be furious then lead to her ears ringing.

“Being too cognizant of every sound—every coin dropping an echo—she explodes inwardly, fury flash-incinerating any normal tolerance for a fellow patron with a couple of dollars in quarters and dimes.”

-She is too aware of every sound she hears. Every dropping sound of the coins being counted makes her explode on the inside. The easy temper from sounds can be PTSD.

 “He’s one of 103,200, or 228,875, or 336,000Americans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and came back with PTSD”

– Saying he’s one out of those group of Americans who came back with PTSD is a categorical claim.

“Caleb has been home since 2006, way more than enough time for Brannan to catch his symptoms.”

– Caleb being home for some time caused Brannan to catch his symptoms of PTSD. This is a casual claim.

“When a sound erupts—Caleb screaming at Brannan because she’s just woken him up from a nightmare, after making sure she’s at least an arm’s length away in case he wakes up swinging—the ensuing silence seems even denser.”

Caleb screaming at Brannan from a nightmare is from PTSD. She distances herself, when laying down if Caleb wakes up swinging.

“Even when everyone’s in the family room watching TV, it’s only connected to Netflix and not to cable, since news is often a trigger.”

When people are in the room watching tv, they only can watch Netflix. Cable can trigger a rage of emotion from Caleb. This is a casual claim.

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