Journey Towards Self-realization in Nadine Gordimer’s The Pickup and Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner: A Comparative Study

Authors

  • Mohanraj A Research Scholar (Part-Time), Virudhunagar Hindu Nadars' Senthikumara Nadar College (Autonomous), Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Dr. A. K. Muthusamy Associate Professor of English, Research Centre in English Virudhunagar Hindu Nadars' Senthikumara Nadar College (Autonomous), Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i4.10991

Keywords:

Journey, Self-Realization, Immigrant, Self-Discovery, Comparison

Abstract

The Prolific South African novelist, Nadine Gordimer’s The Pickup (2001) and the promising Afghan writer, Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner (2003) belong to New Literatures in English. The main characters in these two novels undertake their journey from their native place to foreign country in pursuit of happiness, place, prosperity and self-realization. This research paper attempts to make a comparison between Gordimer’s The Pickup and Hosseini’s The Kite Runner in terms of the journey undertaken by the protagonists Abdu and Julie of The Pickup and Amir of The Kite Runner though these two novels are set in a different background.

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Published

28-04-2021

How to Cite

A, M. ., & Muthusamy , D. A. K. . (2021). Journey Towards Self-realization in Nadine Gordimer’s The Pickup and Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner: A Comparative Study. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(4), 134–141. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i4.10991