An Analysis of Cultural Alienation and Trauma in Neel Mukherjee’s A Life Apart
Keywords:Psychological upheaval, Trauma, Alienation, Predicament, Distress, Escapism.
The significant role of Trauma theory in literature lights the psyche of an individual precisely. The twenty first century paves the gateway to contemplate the struggles and the conflicts of inner self. Sigmund Freud is the pioneer to set forth the psycho-analytical theory in distinctive aspects in the late twentieth century. He is the root for all other contemporary writers to follow suit. Neel Mukherjee is one of the foremost novelists in English literature, who depicts the protagonist’s distress in an alienated land. Memories play a vital role in which the protagonist connects the past memories with that of the present. The protagonist finds the way to escape from his bitter life by becoming a homosexual. This paper aims to project the traumatic condition of the protagonist in Neel Mukherjee’s A Life Apart.
Heidarizadeh, Negin. The Significant Role of Trauma in Literature and Psychoanalysis. Iran: Elsevier Ltd, 2015.
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