Tag Archives: Identity Crisis

Imagery as a Character Delineation Technique for the Analysis of Loss of Identity in Desai’s “Clear Light Of Day” (Published)

Desai is famous for creating an intense atmosphere in her novels. Being an Indian Feminist writer, her novels deeply reflect the social and cultural background of Indian society. She, being a literary writer, has mastered in delineating various techniques in her novels that distinguish her from her contemporary female writers in literary world. As an eminent figure in the world of Literature, she has employed similes and metaphors in order to find out loss of identity issues in postcolonial era. This paper aims to draw attention of the readers to the hidden underpinnings in her novels.

Keywords: Colonialism, Identity Crisis, Imagination, postcolonial

Issue of Identity and Double Consciousness in A Colonized Nation: An Analysis of Ali’s “Twilight in Delhi” (Published)

The aim of this research is to represent the nostalgic condition of Indians being faced as the result of colonization. It throws light on the issue how colonized Indians become the victim of double consciousness between the original identity inherited from their ancestors and westernized identity attained through the mimicry of western colonizers. The issue of identity and double consciousness, a sub-category of postcolonial theory, is used as theoretical framework in this research. Bhabha uses the word “hybridity” in order to explain the conflict of identity in colonized people. In Ali’s Twilight in Delhi the character of Asghar suffers from such nostalgic situation due to the clash between his parental and western identity.

Keywords: Colonial, Double Consciousness, Identity Crisis, Nostalgia, Twilight in Delhi

An Analysis of Identity Crisis of Osborne’s Character “Jimmy Porter” In “Look Back in Anger” (Published)

This study aims at the analysis of identity crises in Osborne’s character Jimmy Porter in “Look Back in Anger” (1956). The character of Jimmy will be analyzed with general perspective of psychoanalysis highlighting specifically the theory of identity crisis by Erikson in order to find out the riddles found in his personality. To meet the objectives of the study and to obtain findings certain scenes and situations exposing Jimmy’s identity crisis have been analyzed through the in-depth study of the text and the theory. Throughout the play we find him as an angry young man whose anger is the result of his frustration and identity crisis.

Keywords: Anger, Identity Crisis, Jimmy, Osborne, Psychoanalysis