Volume 20 No 22 (2022)
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Isolation and Loneliness: Navigating Seclusion in Kazuo Ishiguro’s A Pale View of Hills
S. Anish Joseph, Dr. M. Saji
Ishiguro’s novel, A Pale View of Hills, the study of seclusion as a catalyst for self-annihilation takes centre stage, offering readers a deep glimpse into the workings of human solitude. The narrative disclosesa post-war Nagasaki, where the protagonist, Etsuko, wrestles with her own isolation and the haunting memories of the past.This article deals with the psychological dismays of Etsuko which remains mysterious throughout the narrative. Her fears and anguishes remain intact as she tries to connect with others. The present paper is analysed within the frame work of Emile Durkheim’s Theory of Suicide and it also brings out the prominence of communication and a sociable environment. The present paper also brings outthe significance of quality family time and also the importance of good parental relationship.
loneliness, self-annihilation, nostalgia, identity
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