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International Journal Of Language, Literature And Culture(IJLLC)

Striking Balance: A Psychological Interpretation of Preeti Shenoy’s Wake Up, Life is Calling

S. Magishavarthini , Dr. S. Ramya Niranjani

International Journal of Language, Literature and Culture (IJLLC), Vol-2,Issue-1, January - February 2022, Pages 6-8, 10.22161/ijllc.2.1.2

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Article Info: Received: 30 Nov 2021, Received in revised form: 15 Jan 2022, Accepted: 28 Jan 2022, Available online: 06 Feb 2022


Preeti Shenoy is ranked among the top five best selling authors in India. Shenoy is one among the contemporary women writers, whose focus area is Young Adult Fiction. Her novel Wake Up, Life is Calling revolves around the protagonist Ankita Sharma, who battles with the second wave of trauma, when her repressed memory resurfaces. Ankita restarts her life after surveying the traumatic phase that includes her Bipolar Disorder, suicidal attemts and getting admitted in National Mental Health Institute. Ankita overcomes her mental struggles and begins her life with hope and determination to take up the Creative Writing course. However, Ankita’s mental trauma reappears when she accidentally discovers a suicide manual and the re-entry of her past boyfriend. The paper attempts to study how Ankita strikes balance in her life by coping with both the internal and the external disputes. The support from her parents and her teacher plays a significant role in the process of Ankita’s recovery.

Determination, Memories, Mental Trauma, Parental Support, Striking Balance

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