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GETTING THROUGH THE COGNISANT MINDS OF THE CHARACTERS IN ANURADHA ROY’S SLEEPING ON JUPITER

Jove Jerina S, G K Chithra.

Abstract
This paper focuses on a journey into the characters of Sleeping on Jupiter, a spell-binding novel by the trendsetting author Anuradha Roy, through the looking glass of select defence mechanisms of Freud. The novel Sleeping on Jupiter is "Roy’s chiselled prose allows her to expose the endless, treacherous hypocrisies of Indian society...raises many burning questions"(Kandawsamy). This novel allows her to expose the endless, treacherous hypocrisies of Indian society and raises many burning questions. Sleeping on Jupiter (2015) was a sharp and contemporary novel by Anuradha Roy. It’s her third novel which won many awards such as DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in 2016 and was also shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize in 2015 and Man Booker Prize in 2015. The characters are the main essence of this novel. All of them have their own mental traumas and conflicts which makes the novel interesting. This paper aims to understand the reality of the modern world, the people living in it, their mental conflicts and also how they choose to survive amidst of them. When literature is believed to be the portrayal of reality, in understanding the literary characters which becomes the need of an hour. These characters are becoming the reflection of reality. Through the looking-glass of Defence Mechanisms, the characters’ cognizant minds from Sleeping on Jupiter are explored.

Key words: Mechanisms, Chiselled prose, Cognisant minds, Characters, Looking glass.


 
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Jove Jerina S, G K Chithra. GETTING THROUGH THE COGNISANT MINDS OF THE CHARACTERS IN ANURADHA ROY’S SLEEPING ON JUPITER. JCR. 2020; 7(5): 595-597. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.123


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Jove Jerina S, G K Chithra. GETTING THROUGH THE COGNISANT MINDS OF THE CHARACTERS IN ANURADHA ROY’S SLEEPING ON JUPITER. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=99661 [Access: August 16, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.123


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Jove Jerina S, G K Chithra. GETTING THROUGH THE COGNISANT MINDS OF THE CHARACTERS IN ANURADHA ROY’S SLEEPING ON JUPITER. JCR. 2020; 7(5): 595-597. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.123



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Jove Jerina S, G K Chithra. GETTING THROUGH THE COGNISANT MINDS OF THE CHARACTERS IN ANURADHA ROY’S SLEEPING ON JUPITER. JCR. (2020), [cited August 16, 2021]; 7(5): 595-597. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.123



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Jove Jerina S, G K Chithra (2020) GETTING THROUGH THE COGNISANT MINDS OF THE CHARACTERS IN ANURADHA ROY’S SLEEPING ON JUPITER. JCR, 7 (5), 595-597. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.123



Turabian Style

Jove Jerina S, G K Chithra. 2020. GETTING THROUGH THE COGNISANT MINDS OF THE CHARACTERS IN ANURADHA ROY’S SLEEPING ON JUPITER. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (5), 595-597. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.123



Chicago Style

Jove Jerina S, G K Chithra. "GETTING THROUGH THE COGNISANT MINDS OF THE CHARACTERS IN ANURADHA ROY’S SLEEPING ON JUPITER." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 595-597. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.123



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Jove Jerina S, G K Chithra. "GETTING THROUGH THE COGNISANT MINDS OF THE CHARACTERS IN ANURADHA ROY’S SLEEPING ON JUPITER." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.5 (2020), 595-597. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.123



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Jove Jerina S, G K Chithra (2020) GETTING THROUGH THE COGNISANT MINDS OF THE CHARACTERS IN ANURADHA ROY’S SLEEPING ON JUPITER. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (5), 595-597. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.123