My first acquaintance with the concept of ‘stream of consciousness’ draws back to my college days, curving vigorously in sighs with the endless thoughts and ruminations of Mrs. Ramsay, the historical literary character appeared in Virginia Wolf’s “To The Lighthouse”. She may not be a tragi-queen of a melodrama, she may not be as wrath as an unloved woman; yet her never-ending queues of thoughts and internal monologues (which defines the so called “stream of consciousness” ) so strangely epitomizes the character of modern men.
The same trace of endless interweaving of thoughts is found in the ruminations of Amir Khan (inspector Surjan Shekhawat) , the leading role in Reema Kagti’s movie “Talaash”; who lost his eight years old son drowned during a family outing. The guilt complex of Amir Khan develops an internal conflict during his pensive mode for unable to save his son. The guilt complex is woven with a cluster of thoughts that might have rectified the undone. What Amir Khan undergoes in the movie (except the horror and thriller part) as a matter of guilt complex, is however quite recurrent in our real life. We also so often suffer from the same state of guilt complex and internal conflict for those which led misfortunes in our lives and whereby the brain undergoes a series of interweaving thoughts like- what should have been done and what should not. However this state of mind is totally psychological that resides specially when we lose someone or something close to our heart.
Ankita Deka Bora is an emerging poet with English Literature as her expertise. Hailing from Jorhat, Assam, she is very close to nature and writes mostly about the same, however, not limiting herself to one theme.