Trauma Resides in the Nervous System: Nomi Fredrickson in Anuradha Roy’s, “Sleeping on the Jupiter”
S.Leena Devanesam1, V.Manimozhi2
1S. Leena Devanesam, Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Sri Durga Devi Polytechnic College, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. V. Manimozhi, Professor & Head, Department of English, Bharat University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 25 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 03 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 June 2019 | PP: 260-261 | Volume-8 Issue-3S, February 2019 | Retrieval Number: C10520283S19/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Human life comprises of Infanthood, Childhood, Youthhood and Old age. The childhood days are the days of enjoyment of a kid. A child is tuned, moulded during his/her days. Despite their birth the environment in which they are trained, grownup would exhibit them as perfect citizens. Childhood days are the days of happiness, enjoyment, innocence, undefined pure love etc., here is a girl named Nomi of six or seven years who witnessed slaughter of her father, brother. Later she was left in the hands of monster natured Guruji. As a child she lost her sweet smile, innocence and pure love. Instead she was entangled by horror, terror noises, brutal attacks, violent acts that led her to be traumatized which retained in her nervous system later bursted in her teenage as Post-traumatic stress disorder. At times she started to behave as Psychic trauma patient. This paper deals with “Trauma is not in the event itself; rather, trauma resides in the nervous system”.
Keywords: Trauma, Violent, Dreams, Guruji, Emotions, Memory, Attacks, Fear.
Scope of the Article: System Integration