Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman (1960- ) is an English writer of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. His The Ocean at the End of the Lane(2013) is a five-star spectacular is an exhilarating fantasy, myth, and friendship adventure that combines magic with memory. It is a novel that explores the power of memory and the nature of reality through afantastical tale of a young boy’s adventure. The story follows an unnamed narrator who recounts his experiences at the age of seven, when he meets a girl named Lettie Hempstock, who take him on a journey through a strange and magical world. It features a dark, ominous force that threatens the protagonist and those he loves, and this force is represented in both realistic and fantastical ways.The novel's magical realism allows the reader to experience the horror and wonder of the story in a way that is both familiar and unexpected. Along the way, the narrator faces his fears and learns important lessons about the nature of life and the importance of memories.The narrative frequently jumps between the past and the present, and the boundaries between memory and reality become blurred. This article focuses how the narrative retelling enables the protagonist's unpleasant memories to be reconciled and his personality's originality to be reevaluated.
Fantasy, Imagination, Memoir, Myth, Reconciliation
A. Niegel Renz , S. Nithya Devi , Dr. G. Aruna "An Avant-Garde Study on Memoir in Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 6 Issue 10 2023 Page 769-771
A. Niegel Renz , S. Nithya Devi , Dr. G. Aruna "An Avant-Garde Study on Memoir in Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 6(10)