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Volume 1 Issue 12

May 2015

An Anthropo-Archetypal Study of Chetan Bhagat’s 2 States
Ms. Reeba Sara Koshy, 
Department of English, 
St. Thomas College, 
Kozhencherry, Kerala, India

Dr. Roshin George, 
Associate Professor, 
Department of English, 
St. Thomas College, 
Kozhencherry, Kerala, India
In joint family system the male members live together even after marriage, and it includes not only parents and their children but even distant relations. Since this system was present from the ancient times on, it is seen in the deep psyche of the people, making it an archetype. As far as an Indian father, who lives by the principles of the joint family system, is concerned he enters his son’s life only in the latter’s later years of life. This sometimes results in a conflict between the father and the son, for by that time the latter would have created his own identity, and attachment to some people who care him, which makes the father a distant figure to the son. In Chetan Bhagat’s 2 States, such a conflict can be seen between Krish and his father. During his childhood his father completely neglected him as a result of which he got attached to his mother, which is quite normal with reference to the attachment theory in which the child gets emotionally attached to a person who loves him.
Collective Unconscious; Archetypes; Joint Family System; Attachment Theory; Chetan Bhagat; 2 States.
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