Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2016)
Simultaneity as narrative strategy: Margaret Laurence’s The Diviners
Author(s): C Thenmozhi, Dr. K Srinivasan
Abstract: Margaret Laurence is one of the best Canadian Fiction writers. Her novels are famous for portraying women characters with psychological insight. The inner confrontation takes place inside women has been expressed by her through interior monologues and recollection of memory. She used images to symbolise the psychic status of women. She stands unique in narrating the story of women with different view. Margaret Laurence’s The Diviners is one such narrative. The protagonist. Morag Gunn is a writer. She can be called a symbol of courage and determination. Morag Gunn has created her identity as a writer by encountering many challenges. A narrative that is fixed in the present but the protagonist is seeing back at her life, beginning from a time before she was born and leading up to the present. Again the past and present are spread out in this story. This Paper likes to propel the unique technique adopted by the writers to make her community to be considered as unique in future.