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publié le 16/07/2012
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This five-page essay discusses Memory in the novel by Kate Atksinson Behind the Scenes at the Museum.
In psychology, memory is on organism's ability to store, retain, and subsequently retrieve information. There are several ways to classify memories, based on duration, nature and retrieval of information. Kate Atkinson, in Behind the Scenes at the Museum, uses the structure of recovered memory to reveal the truth, which appears to be the truth for the reader but also for the main character of the story, Ruby. At least, this discovering of the truth can resolve divided memory; in other terms, it can show the reader and Ruby what's “behind the scenes”, all the things that she should have known to build her own life. But Ruby's self conception is also a pretext, for Atkinson, thanks to different objects surviving into the present, for introducing family's history, which is strongly linked to History too. It is a complex narration, founded upon different uses of memory, and lapse of memory.
[...] During several moments in Atkinson's novel, it's quite hard to make the difference between the story and History. At least, this book appears to be, in different ways, a historical documentary, using precise details and talking about real events. It requires, for the reader and the narrator, conscious recall. We are now going to deal with historical memory in Behind the Scenes, which also backgrounds the narration and Ruby's story.
To start, we can notice the difference between two different ways of using historical memory. On the one hand, a precise historical event is a way to underline Ruby's story, or a member of her family. Not only can historical events serve as a backcloth to the characters' lives but in some cases they can also determine their destiny. Such is the case of the two World Wars. We will develop those two ideas thanks to different examples (...)
I) A story strongly linked to historical Memory
II) A comic family saga which seems to follow a memorial project
III) The relation between omission and memory in the whole story
Docs en anglais publié le 16/07/2012
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