Presentation Title

God of Trauma

Presenter Information

Jon ReedFollow

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Keywords

God of War, Trauma, Grief

Biography

I am in my Junior Year, from Fort Gay, West Virginia. I graduated from Tolsia High School. And I am working on my creative writing degree, and I plan on going to Full Sail to get a degree in screenwriting after graduation.

Major

Creative Writing

Advisor for this project

Damai Puspa

Start Date

19-4-2019 9:15 AM

End Date

19-4-2019 10:30 AM

Abstract

In the Playstation 4 Game, God Of War, that was released in 2018, we see a father and son deal with the death of a family member in two separate and different ways. We see the main character, Kratos, take the stereotypical alpha male approach to grief, he lets no one see it. He has a sheltered relationship with his son Atreus, who does not know how to handle the grief acts out.

I can clearly see the trauma that both of these characters are going through, and can relate to the reaction that the son and the father are making at different points in my life. And the game shows beautifully their journey from a distant relationship to a father and son relationship that would have made the mother proud. I intend to examine how the trauma affects each of them in terms of trauma theory, and show how at different points of our life we deal with grief in different ways.

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God of Trauma

In the Playstation 4 Game, God Of War, that was released in 2018, we see a father and son deal with the death of a family member in two separate and different ways. We see the main character, Kratos, take the stereotypical alpha male approach to grief, he lets no one see it. He has a sheltered relationship with his son Atreus, who does not know how to handle the grief acts out.

I can clearly see the trauma that both of these characters are going through, and can relate to the reaction that the son and the father are making at different points in my life. And the game shows beautifully their journey from a distant relationship to a father and son relationship that would have made the mother proud. I intend to examine how the trauma affects each of them in terms of trauma theory, and show how at different points of our life we deal with grief in different ways.