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SOULOGRAPHIE CHARACER TYPES 8/31/11

 

Broad categories: Perpetrator, victim, direct witness, indirect witness. What does trauma do to our ability to keep, and to imagine history? How does genocide rebuild our dreamlife?

 

Also/or:

 

On a journey leading through decay to a kind of clarity (forgiveness, transcendence); generally a witness from one perspective or another:

L’ash

Lelu

 

Racing through moral experiments in an effort to escape responsibility, possibly to a dead end:

Jack

Rory

 

Asking questions of suffering, exploring the limits of empathy:

Teresa

Girl in Thistle

Nurse/Bus Driver in Yermedea

 

One against whom violence is enacted; a victim in pursuit of the strength of knowledge – knowledge of his/her own suffering; empowering the self with the deepest questions:

Willie

Rose

Cordelia/Cordelia McClain

 

Mediators, capable of conveying severe facts without being destroyed:

Many narrators, witnesses, incl Broadcaster

 

Lost on the street at night – Navigating disaster without a sense of vector or destination:

Erena, sometimes

Nipple, sometimes

Lelu, sometimes

Xela

Having lost; persevering:

Clair

Lynn

 

Operating without self-critical reflection inside the moment of violence:

Dogface

Radio

Conquistador

Father in Architecture

 

Operating with reflection inside the moment of violence:

Maria Kizito

 

 

 

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