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date: 15 November 2019

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This article considers the role of emotion, memory, and trauma in literature. It analyzes the lead characters in Salman Rushdie's novel Fury and Homer's Iliad and suggests that the traumatic childhood experiences of Professor Malik Solanka and Achilles significantly influenced their anger and rage in their adult lives. It also discusses Sigmund Freud's thoughts about trauma and explains that his theory is based on the three basic concepts of repression, deferral, and overdetermination.

Keywords: literature, emotion, memory, trauma, Salman Rushdie, Fury, Homer, Iliad, Malik Solanka, Achilles

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