Memory and Oral Testimony in Agatha Christie’s Elephants Can Remember

Authors

  • Bendy Ann Cherian Lecturer Department of English Morning Star Home Science College Angamaly, Kerala, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i5.10584

Keywords:

Memory, Oral testimony, Crime, Detection.

Abstract

Detection is a serious venture that depends heavily on oral testimonies and evidence. While partaking in the process of detection, the detective and the ones who testify put their capacity to think and memorise to test. Oral testimonies of people who witness or narrate the same event may vary due to the variations in the person- specific performance of the faculty of memory. The various functions of memory will also define and re- define a person’s knowledge about another person or an event. This paper is an attempt to trace such patterns of memory and oral testimony that decides the course of the detection of an event that happened much earlier, as portrayed in Agatha Christie’s Elephants Can Remember.Detection is a serious venture that depends heavily on oral testimonies and evidence. While partaking in the process of detection, the detective and the ones who testify put their capacity to think and memorise to test. Oral testimonies of people who witness or narrate the same event may vary due to the variations in the person- specific performance of the faculty of memory. The various functions of memory will also define and re- define a person’s knowledge about another person or an event. This paper is an attempt to trace such patterns of memory and oral testimony that decides the course of the detection of an event that happened much earlier, as portrayed in Agatha Christie’s Elephants Can Remember.

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References

Christie, Agatha. Elephants Can Remember. Harper Collins Publishers, 1972.
Finn, Mike. “Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Chrsitie”. Wordpress, 13 Jan. 2017, www.mikefinnsfictio.wordperess.com/2017/01/13/ elephants-can-remember-by-agatha-christie
Freud, Sigmund. Psychopathology of Everyday Life. T. Fisher Unwin, 1914.
Hunter, Ian M L. Memories: Facts and Fallacies. Pelican Book Publishing, 1957

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Published

28-05-2020

How to Cite

Cherian, B. A. (2020). Memory and Oral Testimony in Agatha Christie’s Elephants Can Remember. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 8(5), 79–85. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i5.10584