trauma, silence, self-harm, communication, Vietnam war, Tim O'Brien
This essay explores the connection between silence, self-harm, and communication in Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried. It shows how viewing silence and self-imposed violence as modes of communication contributes to a more productive understanding of trauma and increases the opportunity for healing.
Issue and Volume
Vol. 11, no. 1
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Silence and Self-Harm: Understanding Unconventional Voices,"
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism: Vol. 11
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/criterion/vol11/iss1/4