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Volume 2 Issue 12

December 2016

Technique as Exploration of the Psyche: A Study of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and Pearl S. Buck’s Letter from Peking
Ms. P. Geetha, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English, 
Jansons Institute of Technology, 
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Technique is the mode by which the writer’s experience forming the subject matter is unraveled. In the views of Mark Schorer, “Technique is the means of discovering, exploring, developing, and conveying its meaning, and finally evaluating it” (Stevick 66). Technique enriches our comprehension of the world of action. It not only objectifies the materials of art but also evaluates it. Both Alice Walker and Pearl S. Buck unravel the psyche of the protagonists through the effective means of the technique. In both the novels there is an effective presentation of letters, dreams, first person narration, internal monologues, flashback technique and juxta-position of the past and present. Interesting treatment of psychology is one of the significant features of the novels. The paper deals with the many aspects of technique in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and Pearl S. Buck’s Letter from Peking.
Technique; Letters; First Person Narration; Internal Monologues; Flashback Technique and Juxta-position of the Past and Present; Psychology.
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