The Conundrums of Family Reunification in Divisadero and Warlight by Michael OndaatjeJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2021-09-05
Authors : Josepheena John;
Page : 1348-1350
Keywords : Trauma theory; family; psychoanalytical conundrum;
Family is a feeling, an abode of growth. As anthropological beings, families shape the lives of individuals, a human being cannot be void of the lineage and roots one is born into. Whether we have a choice to be or not to be within the warmth of families, it is what makes the foundation of the society. Lifestyle changes and connections both virtually and in person has redefined the connotations of the term family. Family is the substratum for individuals of a society to grow upon. A space where differences, similarities and identities are reflected. Family groups is a private and separate dwelling, along with parameters and frameworks is fashioned. The whole way the familial groups work is quite unique in every level and experience. Each family has dissimilar ways to finagle situations and ways of life. In the whole process of metamorphosis within the groups, the end result may end in trauma within individuals of the familial groups. This paper highlights the theory of trauma within the novels - Divisadero and Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. It draws focus on how familial bonds can become dystopian spaces for biological, emotional and interpersonal perspectives of growth. This paper is a dependable example of conundrums that bloom within families.
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