NUTS AND BOLTS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL REALISM IN PREETI SHENOY’S LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT: A VESTIGE OF HOPE
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 5858-5863
AbstractPsychological realism — a type of literary realism — is a genre with outrageous growth in the field of literature. It has come into prominence in the early twentieth century with great vigor. Psychological realism is a fictional narration that focuses on the character. It’s a character-driven methodology in the arena of literary studies, which hubs on the motives behind the role of the character. This paper tries to examine the elements of psychological realism in the fictional narration of Preeti Shenoy’s Life Is What You Make It. The story revolves around the life of Preeti Shenoy’s fictional character — Ankita Sharma, a young good looking girl who hails from Cochin, the protagonist of the fiction. The life journey of Ankita Sharma during her stage of bipolar depression forms a realistic portrayal of the suffering which the reader can associate and empathise with. Through this, the writer intends to spread positive vibes in the minds of the readers for holistic well being.
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