The Case of Blurring Memories: Reading Elizabeth is Missing


  • Shivangi Kanojia M.Phil Research Scholar, Department of English, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India



Narrative Gerontology, Memory, Dementia, Aging, Social Construction.


This paper seeks to focus on the dimensions of a narrative about the narrator, the language employed. A narrative from the perspective of an older Dementia patient is studied, whose blurring memories are trying to explore the mysteries of her past and present. By doing this, the paper aims to investigate the constant cyclic shift in her narrative that changes the way meaning is looked upon, revises the metaphors attached to it. The paper also explores the story of aging and how aging is often seen from a negative viewpoint.


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How to Cite

Kanojia , S. . (2020). The Case of Blurring Memories: Reading Elizabeth is Missing . SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 8(8), 132–141.