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The Revived Self through Nature in Atwood’s Surfacing

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This paper attempts to look at Margret Atwood‟s Surfacing (1972) which happens to be one of her widely read works via one of the concept of sense of place. In Surfacing, the narration was divided into three parts: firstly, the home coming that is returning back to the place she was born in; secondly, the camping on the island in the cabin and searching for her missing father; and finally, the self- rediscovery via her stay on the Island. The underlying issue, therefore, focuses on the unnamed narrator‟s life transformation on the Island which gives her the privilege to see things from a different perspective. This vividly revealed the protagonist identification with life on the island, putting on a new identity and refusing to be a victim. This was made possible via her absorption to the island which helps to speed-up her revived self.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 27)
A. Endurance et al., "The Revived Self through Nature in Atwood’s Surfacing", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 27, pp. 31-38, 2014
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May 2014

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