Psychic Abnormalities and Aberrations in Paulo Coelho’s Veronika Decides to Die

  • S Ancy Jeba Sundari Ph.D. Research Scholar, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • M R Rashila Research Guide, Head and Associate Professor, Sourashtra College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Naturalness, Elegant, Unsophisticated, Self Fashion, Baroque, Decorum


Entangled in the web of absurd and alienated society, modern man confronts bounteous problems and keeps on suffering with the greatest curse of the absence of inter-personal relations. Lack of humanity, results in fragmentation, frustration, chaos, desperation, perplexity and detachment in the human psyche. The injuries inflicted and the scars left on his psyche generate a cynical attitude towards the established social norms and values. The socio-cultural pressures tend to affect his inner peace causing disorders in his physical, mental and psychological attitudes. The issue of existing meaninglessly can be traced in all facets of human life which seems to be a major menace. Paulo Coelho’s Veronika Decides to Die, in which he deals with life and death and its complexities. The society finds unacceptable and unmentionable, such as insanity and suicide that is depicted in the novel meticulously. It is about the protagonist Veronika’s psychological problem and she decides to die and how she attempts to kill herself and how after her tailed suicide attempt, she learns to live.

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Ancy Jeba Sundari, S., & Rashila, M. R. (2020). Psychic Abnormalities and Aberrations in Paulo Coelho’s Veronika Decides to Die. Shanlax International Journal of English, 8(2), 40-45.