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181). In the 28 lines that describe his injuries Graves’ prose is precise, pedantic, unemotional, 2 disjointed, full of asides, bracketed information and incidental remarks. This is symptomatic of a post-traumatic response. 66). His inability to access any real feeling about his predicament is aptly demonstrated by the following: 2 For example, he notes how fast he must have been running to have avoided emasculation, and how his possession of a book of poems by Nietzsche led his peers to think he might be a German spy.
Even so, 60 years after World War I, as an old man, with no strength left to resist the repressed memories and emotions, that earlier self began to re-emerge. Initially, Graves suffered from ‘flashbacks’, unbidden and intrusive memories of traumatic events that many residential care workers will recognise. One account of an intrusive and traumatic memory, striking Graves prior to his mental decline, is given by Cindy Laracuen, the third of Graves’ muses, in an interview: In the taxi, he suddenly gave a terrible cry and the driver turned round.
Children who have experienced family life in which anger, bitterness, indifference, spite or physical mistreatment was a part of the daily round, must look on those whose lives were more or less normal as somewhat alien creatures, creatures whose ordinary decency can make little sense and may indeed appear to be only a mask behind which familiar demons are lurking. What is worst for these children is the dim awareness that the future is determined by the past. Indeed, 34 CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN TRAUMA the effect of this outlook is to render the future bankrupt.