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