Trauma is something all of us have experienced once in our lifetime. Our past defines and shapes us into who we are today.
It creates our identity. Some traumatic memories or experience’s follow us from infancy into our adulthood, and some individuals may even need counseling.
This quote shows that the details of the incident are faded, due to the fact that the specialist can convince her into remembering the story in a different way.
As a very young girl, the narrator is very naive. When Neal speaks about atomic weapons, the protagonist doesn't grasp the term and worries about the atomic bomb.