Understanding Layers of violence in Young Adult Fiction: A critical analysis of Anthony Mc Gowanâ€™s The Knife That Killed Me
Man by nature has a tendency to build himself according to the environment he/she resides in. There is nothing like a-priori of good or evil in human beings. According to his/her susceptibility towards their environment, a person builds his character. The world is a chaotic place and every species competes and fights for his own survival which leads to violence. Apart from survival, violence is always connoted in negative terms. And this violent nature can cause harmful effects which are reflected in Anthony McGowanâ€™sThe Knife That Killed Me. This research paper focuses on how the layers of violence that is perpetrated in society is been reflected in the young adult fiction by Anthony McGowanâ€™s and what are the causes and effects that led to such dire situations in a life of an adolescent who still havenâ€™t reached to the level of matured ones and the consequences that follows thereafter.