Anegbe Endurance, Ruzbeh Babaee, Abdulhameed A. Majeed, The Revived Self through Nature in Atwood’s Surfacing, ILSHS Volume 27, International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 27)
https://www.scipress.com/ILSHS.27.31
Abstract:
    This paper attempts to look at Margret Atwood‟s <i>Surfacing</i> (1972) which happens to be one of her widely read works via one of the concept of sense of place. In<i> Surfacing</i>, 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.
Keywords:
    Home, Identity, Nature, Revived Self, Sense of Place, Topophilia