Involuntary or Recurrent Memory
Our memories can be vivid and long-lasting, but they are also susceptible to inaccuracies and forgetting. In Mulch’s novel, The main character is subject to involuntary or recurrent memory such as flashbacks. This is an important theme of the story since it will define and rule Matron’s life throughout the novel. We can ask ourselves after reading this book: How do these specific memories or absence of them affect Anton and move along the story-line? I believe that in this psychological thriller, the main character’s past continuously catches up with him in his denial, elective memory and passive existence.
Slowly, along the plot of the story, revelations are made, characters make a comeback and the truth is finally revealed. First of all, Matron’s memories of the events of surrounding the night of the family tragedy strongly affect his character –see character analysis -passive existence: prudent marriage,successful career political abstinence – determined to forget mind plays tricks?: marries Salk for her resemblance Secondly, These memories of Matron’s past have a way of moving along with the plot of the story.
Symbolism: dice In pocket -every plodded Is a revelation, memories are sharpened and he gets closer to the truth -connections: funeral, husband of lady In cell, his wife In conclusion, Matron’s selective memory Is defined by his fear and his trauma after the events of 1945. However, no matter how hard he tries, memories will always find a way to come back to him and the truth behind the death of his family will be revealed. The mind Is Indeed a very complex manacles, and Mulch Illustrates very well the Impact of our memories on our psychological.