Simon Stephens's Motrtown: Veteran's alienation in light of Sebastian Junger's Notions
Anbar University Journal of Languages & Literature,
2021, Volume 13, Issue 4, Pages 356-365
AbstractThe alienated homecoming veteran is an important subject in modern societies that affects the fabric of everyday life. Alienation is a sense of nostalgia of a homecoming who comes again to his country to find himself strange among his family and friends. This paper examines the alienation of a homecoming veteran, who leaves his country and takes risks on behalf of his people for sake of their safety. The homecoming veteran who experiences a tribe-like life in the army hopes to re-establish the same old relations in the army. Yet, he discovers that this society is by no means like his previous one. Thus, this study aims to investigate how the veteran is alienated from his society when returning home, and that leads to show the veteran inability to reintegrate or make healthy and balanced relations. Moreover, the study shows how does such veteran lose the sense of communal life in the army. Throughout a textual analysis and by depending on Sebastian Junger's Notions that he outlines in his book Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging (2016), this paper analyses Simon Stephens's Motortown (2005) from Junger's notions of homecoming veteran.
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