EFFECTS OF TRAUMA IN DON DELILLO’S POINT OMEGA

  • NURUL SOLEHA MOHD NOOR UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA
  • RUZBEH BABAEE UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA
  • ARBAAYAH ALI TERMIZI UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA
Keywords: death drive, psychoanalysis, trauma

Abstract

  Trauma is an unacceptable pain in the psyche of people who went through terrible events in their lives, and causes feelings of shame, humiliation, or guilt. In response to these feelings, people who experienced trauma usually embark on the tendency to dissociate and repress these emotions. On a continual basis, this dissociation and repression lead them to have unresolved conflicts within themselves. This study aims to investigate how trauma led to various kinds of death drive in Don DeLillo’s Point Omega. It is found that the characters of the novel experienced different kinds of trauma such as war, dysfunctional relationships, and failure from separation, and then developed different kinds of death drive including psychological self-destructive, physical self-destructive, psychological destructive and physical destructive which later affected their personalities.
Published
2015-09-04