Be Here Now - Essay
Life can sometimes be struggling. No one is perfect. Everyone has been in a position where they had an experience that wasn't good.
That experience could maybe lead to some trauma in your life or PTSD. You have maybe lost someone who you cared about.
In the short story "Be here now" is written by Miguel Syjuco. The narrator was a war photographer who now has PTSD and some depression.
This is an example of how the narrator feels and that he is a first-person. We see everything from the narrator's point of view as to how we see his fiancé Jenna and how his relationship is with her.
The short story is in chronological order because things happen one after the other without jumping in time. The narrator has PTSD.
It does not appear directly in the text, but it does appear between the lines. “I know I won’t be able to sleep.
I know my experience that it takes at least a week to negotiate the limbo between this world and the one I’ve left behind” This is kind of a sign that he has got PTSD, and there many examples of it in the text.
At the beginning of the text, we get some impression that he is distancing himself from his fiancée. He is having some trouble connecting with her after he comes home.