ANALYSIS OF STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS TECHNIQUE IN FLIGHT BY SHERMAN ALEXIE

Keywords:

Stream of Consciousness, Narrative devices, transformation, identity, theme, flight, modernism

Abstract

The present study analyzes streams of consciousness as a narrative mode in Sherman Alexie’s novel ‘Flight’. The different themes in the novels were shown with the help of this narrative mode. The method of close reading and interpretive techniques in the light of the modernism theory were used in the study which allows the utilization of different attitudes, usages, practices, expressions, ways of living and thinking and by taking into account the changing situation of the society. The analysis showed the thematic relevance of the narrative mode to show the protagonist’s mental involvement, artistically displayed. The asymmetric arrangement of life is shown by the fragmentary way of presentation of reality subjectively through the shifting themes in the novel which made Zits realize that forgiveness is better than revenge to achieve the peace of mind through different psychological transformational journeys.The study has application in many fields like teaching human behaviour through literature because it analyses the complexity of human lives depicted through modern
narrative modes like stream of consciousness technique. The many themes in the novel could only be depicted through this technique because the technique helps us dive deep into the mind of the characters. The study has novelty in sense of analyzing the themes of novel through the prism of the selected mode of narration. It finds out why this particular narrative technique was used and how the works fits into the modernist experimentation in mode of narration.

Published

2022-06-10

How to Cite

ANALYSIS OF STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS TECHNIQUE IN FLIGHT BY SHERMAN ALEXIE. (2022). Pakistan Journal of Society, Education and Language (PJSEL), 8(2), 130-140. Retrieved from https://pjsel.jehanf.com/index.php/journal/article/view/736