This study investigates the trauma suffered by Megan, one of Paula Hawkins’s most significant characters in the book The Girl on the Train. The discussion is divided into four parts: the awful events that happened to Megan, her trauma, her coping techniques, and how her trauma has affected her marriage. When analysing the problems raised in the thesis, a number of psychological theories on trauma are used. The reader is led by these theories as the author recounts the horrific events covered in the text. This study uses a psychological method since it addresses a psychological problem trauma that one of the major characters had to cope with. The analysis's findings indicate that Megan’s horrific experiences (PTSD) cause her to develop the condition. A few PTSD symptoms include Megan’s emotional outbursts, panic attacks, sleeplessness, and avoidance. Megan works as a nanny and walks beside major roads with traffic to manage her PTSD. She also tries to get aid from a professional. The issues Megan's PTSD is causing in her marriage. Scott fights with his wife a lot because he wants kids from her. Due to this and her condition, Megan betrays her husband by engaging in an illicit romance. Her affair ultimately results in her death.
Avoidance, Emotional outbursts, Extramarital affair, Insomnia, Panic attacks, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Jubitha S , Dr. M. Marimuthu "Disorder and Mental Sufferings in Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 6 Issue 10 2023 Page 562-564
Jubitha S , Dr. M. Marimuthu "Disorder and Mental Sufferings in Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 6(10)