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Trauma and Recovery in Sophie’s Choice

Author HaoYuMei
Tutor ShiYanLing
School Lanzhou University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Sophie's Choice Trauma Guilt Recovery Witness Recall Condolence Moral masochism Guilt Moral battered disease
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Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Since its publication in 1979, William Styron's \Some commentators believe Styron by Sophie trauma Auschwitz build the evil of the Holocaust, presents a world full of evil, intolerance, hatred, injustice and other issues, to explore how people survive in such an environment efforts . Critics have also try novel which psychoanalytic theory to explain dreams and analyze the character of the hero. However, so far, few critics concerned about the the Styron novel presents a traumatic event. In this paper, for this research gaps, the application of trauma theory of these traumatic events discussed. Psychological analysis and trauma theory as the theoretical framework, designed to study the traumatic event they experienced by Dingo and Sophie, the two protagonists very different fate, argument trauma recovery Judith Herman proposed three important stage: rebuilding a sense of security, recalling the traumatic event, integration into social groups, and also study the Styron novel method helps to recover. By analyzing these traumatic events, the paper concluded: Styron interpretations through the trauma of the Holocaust is not only evil, and that must establish security and to recover from the trauma, correctly recalled the past, the reconstruction of a new self-witness trauma. Since its publication in 1979, William Styron's \Some commentators believe Styron by Sophie trauma Auschwitz build the evil of the Holocaust, presents a world full of evil, intolerance, hatred, injustice and other issues, to explore how people survive in such an environment efforts . Critics have also try novel which psychoanalytic theory to explain dreams and analyze the character of the hero. However, so far, few critics concerned about the the Styron novel presents a traumatic event. In this paper, for this research gaps, the application of trauma theory of these traumatic events discussed. Psychological analysis and trauma theory as the theoretical framework, designed to study the traumatic event they experienced by Dingo and Sophie, the two protagonists very different fate, argument trauma recovery Judith Herman proposed three important stage: rebuilding a sense of security, recalling the traumatic event, integration into social groups, and also study the Styron novel method helps to recover. By analyzing these traumatic events, the paper concludes: Styron interpretation of the Holocaust sin not only through the trauma, but also to explore how to correctly face the traumatic event witnessed the trauma, to recover from the trauma.

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