Traumatic Childhood Memories as a Self-Discovery Tool in Margret Laurence's "The Diviners" and Margaret Atwood's "Cat's Eye"

  • Intisar R. Khaleel University of Tikrit / College of Education for Humanities Sciences

Abstract

Traumatic childhood memories can be regarded as the experiences that happen in children especially between ages brackets of 0-6 years. Infants and young children react in different ways when faced with difficulties on drastic changes in their live. This research hypothesizes that traumatic childhood memories can be a tool used for self-discovery in the literary texts. This research validates the hypothesis by tackling the theory of traumatic childhood memories as a method of analyzing the selected texts following the character analysis as well as comparison approaches and achieves its aim. The selected texts are; Margret Laurence's "The diviners", and Margate Atwood's "Cat's Eye". The research begins with an introduction to the theory; a discussion follows the analysis of the selected texts. The research ends with the conclusion that sums the results that validate the hypothesis.

Published
Mar 30, 2019
How to Cite
KHALEEL, Intisar R.. Traumatic Childhood Memories as a Self-Discovery Tool in Margret Laurence's "The Diviners" and Margaret Atwood's "Cat's Eye". Journal of Al-Frahedis Arts | مجلة آداب الفراهيدي, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 32, p. 591-600, mar. 2019. ISSN 2663-8118. Available at: <http://jaa.tu.edu.iq/index.php/art/article/view/243>. Date accessed: 20 oct. 2021. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.25130/art.v1i32.243.