Reconciliation with Traumas: Marginalized Experiences of Three Male Characters in Everything I Never Told You
【摘要】：Critics tend to concentrate on thematic concerns of Everything I Never Told You, with focus on the female characters and James. So far, little attention has been paid to the similarly marginalized existence of three male characters. This paper employs trauma theory to interpret the experiences of James, Nath and Jack. Having gone through various traumatic events, they all show different traumatic symptoms, such as invasion, hyperarousal and constriction. Lydia's death leads them to confront their painful past and embark on recovery journeys by confronting traumas, creating a sense of security and rebuilding a harmonious relationship with others.