Human Psychological Conflicts and Responses in Ian McEwan’s Enduring Love

  • Anamika Kamal The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad.
Keywords: Ian McEwan, Contemporary fiction, postmodern literature, Enduring Love, Love and obsession, motherhood and marriage, love and religion, obsessive faith, child neglect, childless marriage


The complexities of the human minds have been discussed and debated over for a long time now. This fascination towards the human psyche could also be observed in literature, especially since the early 20th century. Ian McEwan’s Enduring Love could be considered as one such novel in which the novelist puts in significant efforts to expose the labyrinthine idiosyncrasies of the human mind. The intention of this paper is to study the characters of the novel in order to understand the sinuous functioning of their minds which controls their expressions and reactions to the situations in the novel.


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Author Biography

Anamika Kamal, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad.

Anamika Kamal did Master’s degree in English Literature from The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad in 2019. She qualified for NTA NET with JRF in the same year and is currently an M. Phil research scholar at the University of Calicut, Kerala.


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How to Cite
Kamal, A. “Human Psychological Conflicts and Responses in Ian McEwan’s Enduring Love”. Contemporary Literary Review India, Vol. 8, no. 1, Feb. 2021, pp. 23-42,
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