The Latin term afflictĭo came to our language as affliction .
Discomfort or suffering is the meaning of that Latin word, which was formed from the sum of several components such as these:
-The prefix “ad-”, which can be translated as “towards”.
-The noun "flictus", which is synonymous with "coup".
-The suffix "-cion", which is used to indicate "action and effect".
It is the consequence of to grieve or of afflict . This verb, meanwhile, refers to generate pain, whether moral or physical .
For example: “The affliction of my neighbors always hurt me, so I decided to get involved in politics”, “In the moments of affliction, I cling to God to get ahead”, "The defendant apologized for the affliction he caused to the victim's family".
Affliction can be general or individual. Take the case of a national selected from soccer what lose the final of a tournament with a goal that suffers at the last minute of the game. This defeat causes sadness in the majority of the inhabitants of that country, since football is a very important component of the national culture. In this way, it can be said that sports defeat causes the affliction of the people. Of course, this distress cannot be compared with much more serious ones that involve the health or even the life of people.
A man to the one who steal your car On the other hand, he may experience the affliction derived from the injustice he suffered. If a person strives to buy a good and, suddenly, a criminal strips him of his membership, the sadness is immediate. Such a situation can be even worse when the robbery is violent.
A physical affliction On the other hand, it can be caused by a chronic condition or by any particular circumstance. A woman suffering from tendonitis can suffer a chronic affliction in the area of the elbow.
We cannot ignore the fact that within the cultural field the term we are addressing is also used. A good example of this is that "Affliction" is the title of a 1998 American film, which is directed by the filmmaker Paul Schrader, who was also in charge of carrying out his script.
It is based on a novel by the writer Russell Banks and revolves around an old sheriff who will one day assume an important investigation. There has been the death of a man in a game of hunting and everyone believes that it has been an accident. However, he is clear that no, he is certain that he has been killed and will do everything in his power to discover the culprit.
Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn or Willem Dafoe are some of the actors who lead the cast of this film, which is part of the police genre. The interpretations of many of them were much praised. Hence, Coburn received the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor while his partner Nolte had to settle for a nomination for the aforementioned awards.