Transformation through Self-Introspection: An exposition of humanistic psychology in Anita Nair’s The Better Man

Authors

  • Sreelekshmy J S Post Graduate student, Department of English, Amrita School of Arts and Science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri-690525, Kerala, India,
  • Shilpa Nair Assistant Professor, Department of English, Amrita School of Arts and Science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri-690525, Kerala, India,

Keywords:

Common man, Better man, Restriction, Limits, Transformation

Abstract

Anita Nair is an Indian English writer from South India from the district of Kerala. A bestselling author of Fiction and poetry Nair’s debut novel ‘The Better Man’ has been translated into 21 languages and has been published in Europe and United States. This paper attempts examine the process of making of a better man. The novel focuses on a well-known maxim ‘It is better late than never’. Through this work Anita Nair has showed us how a common man who is very much dependent of his society and the people around him finally liberates his self from all the restrictions. His experiences in life have taught him how to deal with situations. He frees his soul and transformed into a better man. Transformation means a total change, change in appearance, nature and attitude. For the protagonist his attitude towards life has changed. He is able to break his limitations and transformed from a common man to a better man.

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Published

2018-08-11