Narrativization of Trauma in Mitch Albom’sTuesdays with Morrie


  • Bimal Kishore Shrivastwa


The present research endeavors to explore the Narrativization of trauma Mitch Albom’s novel, Tuesdays with Morrie to comprehend how human beings suffer psychologically at the news of the approaching death of the dearest ones. In Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom’s central character, Morrie Schwartz faces a fatal disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). To analyze how the narrator of the novel, the author himself, undergoes a great psychological trauma caused by the death of the professor, Morrie Schwartz, the research tool used for the research is the theories of psychological trauma advocated by Freud, Lacan and Cathy Caruth. Mitch Albom depicts the reality of his traumatized psyche about his professor to reduce the effect of the shock. By the cause of the disease, Morrie has to lose his professor and he gets great psychological shock. The finding is that trauma affects the overall ways of life on human beings. Therefore the shock of the author is narrativized in this novel to heal his psychological trauma.