从创伤理论视角解读亚裔美国小说《无声告白》An Analysis of Asian-American Novel Everything I Never Told You from the Trauma Theory Perspective毕业论文_英语毕业论文

从创伤理论视角解读亚裔美国小说《无声告白》An Analysis of Asian-American Novel Everything I Never Told You from the Trauma Theory Perspective毕业论文

2021-04-02更新

摘 要

自上世纪70年代以来,亚裔美国文学便开始在美国文学界大放异彩,成为众多知名专家学者竞相研究的主要对象。亚裔美国作家伍琦诗的《无声告白》,作为亚裔美国文学作品中的又一代表著作,一经出版,便引起轰动。在该本小说中,作者着力述说了一个跨种族家庭的创伤经历,深刻揭露了少数族裔族群在美国主流社会下所遭遇的种种创伤事实。因此基于现有的研究成果,本文将以心理创伤理论为出发点,详细回忆,系统分析小说主人公的的创伤经历,探讨造成心理创伤的多方面因素,最终提出治疗心理创伤的可行建议。因此,本文不仅是对亚裔美国文学的又一次探讨,也是心理创伤理论应用的又一次实践。

关键词:《无声告白》;亚裔美国文学;心理创伤理论;少数族裔

Abstract

Since 1970s, Asian-American Literature has been climbing into its prosperity, becoming major research objects in academia both at home and aboard. Everything I Never Told You as one of the representative works of Asian- American Literature written by Asian-American writer Celeste Ng has made a big hit since its publication. In this novel, the author narrated the traumatic experiences of an interracial family where the father came from China and the mother was a typical American woman , and exposed the pathetic traumatic truth underwent by ethnic minorities amid the mainstream American society as a result. Based on the previous research findings, this paper aims at expounding Everything I Never Told You systematically from the psychological trauma theory perspective, and intends to recall and analyze trauma symptoms of characters, elaborate the various reasons behind the trauma and at last advance some feasible suggestions for the psychological treatment plan. Therefore, this paper on the one hand, is one research on Asian-American literature, on the other hand is one practice of utilizing psychological trauma theory.

Key Words:Everything I Never Told You ; Asian-American Literature; Psychological Trauma Theory; Ethnic minorities

Contents

  1. Introduction………………………

1.1 Celeste Ng and Her Literary Works

1.2 Everything I Never Told You

1.3 The Trauma Theory

  1. Highlights of The Psychological Trauma Theory

2.1 The Definition Psychological Trauma

2.2 Symptoms of Psychological Trauma

2.3 Causes of Psychological Trauma

2.4 Healing of Psychological Trauma

  1. Analysis of the psychological Trauma Symptoms of the main character

3.1 The Aphasiac in the family

3.1.1 listen to the mother and never resist

3.1.2 Satisfy the father and tell lies

3.2 Alienation

3.3 suicide

4. Causes leading to Lydia’s Traumatic Symptoms

4.1 Social Factors

4.2 Family Factors

4.3 Personal Factors

5.The Healing of Psychological Trauma

5.1 Establish relationships with others in the society

5.2 Strengthen communication and understanding in the family

6.Conclusion

References

Acknowledgments

1Introduction

1.1 Celeste Ng and Her Literary Works

Celeste Ng, the second generation of Chinese immigrants in America, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her family moved from Hong kong, China in the late 1960s. Her father was a physicist at NASA in the John H Glenn Research Center and her mother was a chemist at Cleveland State University. (Hoby, Hermione, 2014)

Thanks to her parents, she has been surrounded with sound education cal environment since her childhood. Because of that, she has received a good education. After graduating from Shaker Heights high school in 1998, she then went to study English at Harvard. What’s more, she earned her Master of Fine Arts in writing at the University of Michigan. When studying at the University of Michigan, Ng won the Hopwood Award for her short story What Passes Over.(Connors, Joanna, 2014)

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