Emma Healey's 'Elizabeth Is Missing'

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The paper’s centre of interest is on the narrative of ageing and how memory, metaphor and meaning are interconnected and inter-related to its discourse. Apart from the prescribed readings, I will be using ‘Elizabeth is Missing” by Emma Healey. The novel’s narrator is a Dementia patient who has discovered a relic from her past but is unable to recollect the memories attached to it. My primary focus is on the narrative that has an unreliable narrator narrating faded recollections of her past and is constantly adding new pieces of information to it. This leads to a narrative that is being constantly revisited and revised by the narrator, resulting in constant fluctuations. This kind of fluctuation leads to a narrative structure that deprives
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