The deep wound is evident in the character of Deutsches Requiem by Jorge Luis Borges. The story starts with a list of relatives that died or were in battle; and then, the antagonist is defined as awaiting execution, and society is the hero benefitting from his being caught; the story explains how he got into trouble.
As someone with a deep wound he appears to not even understand or to deny the validity of charges brought against him; specifically, he thought he was justified, guiltless, on unimportant charges, when in the development of his past he is seen as being a boss at a concentration camp.
Besides the deaths or battles of his relatives he had some happy interests adding to or relieving his wound: having the dead relatives from battle or relatives that had been in battle; he did have a wound as did others from his time and place with similar situations from the battles, and he had happy enthusiasms that helped him overcome infausto, unhappy, events. Someone with such a wound as deaths in the family may value life less: the criminal has been tried as a torturer and a killer implying his disrespect for other life.
The chicanery of a leader who in the story misrepresents as a politician, and hooligans like the bad man relating the story following that leader into torture and killing, both lead a country into despotism where cruel and oppressive treatment of people occurred such as in the concentration camps; then, a society ends the tyranny catching the narrator of Jorge Luis Borges’ Deutsches Requiem.