Reinterpreting Kubler-Ross’s Grief Theory in R. Chudamani’s Short Fiction

K. Anish, N. S. Vishnu Priya


R. Chudamani is an Indian writer whose works have been less explored in scientific research. This present research article intends to interpret Chudamani’s short fiction “Forgive me if you can” which is taken from her collection of short stories The Solitary Sprout. Chudamani’s literary works delineate psychological emotions and human values. In the short fiction, “Forgive me if you can”, she portrays the inevitable experiences like death, loss, and grief in the lives of human beings. This article focuses on the protagonist’s grief over the loss of his beloved. This research article also analyses the psychological emotion, ‘grief’ which is dominant in the narrative. Kubler-Ross’s grief model is taken as a criterion to analyze the protagonist’s grief. The research article also scrutinizes the protagonist’s grieving process and how it transforms his life for his survival. The research article also traces how the protagonist shifts in the process of grieving through the grief theory of Kubler-Ross.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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