Trauma – Then And Now In Elie Wiesel’s Night And Susan Abulhawa’s The Blue Between Sky And Water

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Dr. I. Felicita Mary Praba


Reading propels a person to give testimony to a text’s memory imprints. Subsequently a reader has to respond, has to take sides. Thereby, inevitable decisions have to be taken to exhibit the substantiation of impersonal memory trauma creates. Trauma mutes the subject and destroys one’s identity. The paper focuses on the three aspects of a traumatic dehumanizing experience: Deprivation, Exploitation and Oppression as exhibited in the memoir of Elie Wiesel’s Night and Susan Abulhawa’s The Blue Between Sky and Water.

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