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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 14 2022 | None
Navigating Adversity, Personal Growth and Empowerment: A Close Reading of 'No Looking Back: A True Story' by Shivani Gupta
Waseem Akram, Dr. Brinda Veerappa
Pages: 3128-3131
Abstract
This research paper undertakes a comprehensive analysis of Shivani Gupta's memoir, No Looking Back: A True Story, focusing on the themes of adversity, personal growth, and empowerment. Through a close reading of the narrative, this study aims to explore how the protagonist's journey through challenges contributes to her transformation and eventual empowerment. By examining the textual nuances, character development, and narrative techniques, this paper seeks to provide insights into the broader implications of the memoir in understanding the dynamics of personal resilience and empowerment in the face of adversity. This paper, by probing into this narrative seeks to address the following questions: • How does Shivani Gupta depict and navigate various forms of adversity? • How does the protagonist's journey through adversity in the narrative contribute to her process of personal growth and transformation? • What narrative techniques and stylistic elements does Shivani Gupta employ to convey the protagonist's psychological and emotional responses to adversity? • How does the memoir highlight the protagonist's agency and assertiveness in the face of adversity in her journey toward empowerment?
Keywords
adversity, empowerment, resilience, challenges
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