- “But she’s got a warrior’s skills: hyperawareness, hypervigilance, adrenaline-sharp quick-scanning for danger, for triggers. Super stimuli-sensitive.”
–This is a categorical claim because the author is stating multiple different behaviors that belong to the category of “warrior skills.”
-These skills seem to be adopted when an individual has PTSD. Hyperawareness, hypervigilance, adrenaline-sharp quick scanning for danger, for triggers. Super stimuli-sensitive could be identified as behaviors for someone with PTSD.
-I looked all of the “skills” up and they are all involved with individuals who have PTSD.
- “Brannan Vines has never been to war, but her husband, Caleb, was sent to Iraq twice, where he served in the infantry as a designated marksman. He’s one of 103,200, or 228,875, or 336,000 Americans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and came back with PTSD, depending on whom you ask, and one of 115,000 to 456,000 with traumatic brain injury.”
–This is a factual claim. It is not something that can be argued.
-The numbers in this is what forces it to be a factual claim because they can’t be making up the numbers as they are the amount of Americans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and returned with PTSD.
-Also, the statement about Brannan Vines never going to war but her husband was could be identified as a definition claim as well as factual.
- “Caleb has been home since 2006, way more than enough time for Brannan to catch his symptoms.”
– This is a causal claim.
-It is sort of hidden that this is causal claim because it does not come right out and state “the cause and effect” but since Caleb has been home since 2006 Brannan could have been effected and got his symptoms of PTSD. It would have been a consequence of living with an individual who has PTSD.
- “in soldiers, the incidence of PTSD goes up with the number of tours and amount of combat experienced.”
– This is a causal claim because it is cause and effect. Again, it does not say because of this this happens.
-But …”the incidence of PTSD goes up with the number of tours and amount of combat experienced.” The soldiers experience different feelings and pain because of the amount of combat they have experienced in the past.
- “The house is often quiet as a morgue”
-This is an analogy claim because it is comparing the house and how quiet it is to that of the quietness in a morgue.
-A morgue is a place that bodies are kept.
-this all ties into PTSD because the negative effects of PTSD that are apparent in Caleb’s home.