Rose’s Trauma and Recovery in the Other Woman
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Doris Lessing, an important contemporary British novelist, has written about trauma for many times in her works. The Other Woman is also a novella related to trauma. The novella, set in the World War II, depicts the heroine Rose’s different traumatic events, which bring great blow to Rose. She also shows some symptoms of trauma, including avoidance and denial, panic and fear, insecurity and control. However, Rose is not overwhelmed, and through her own effort and others’ help, Rose begins her recovery from trauma.
Doris lessing, The other woman, Rose, Symptoms of trauma, Recovery