Psyche of the Modern Youth: A Critical Study on Chetan Bhagat's Half Girlfriend

S. Mijo Rexly
The research article focuses on the Psyche of the Modern Youth in Half girlfriend as presented by the Indian writer Chetan Bhagat. The psyche of the modern youth analyses the factors like social condition, education, aspiration and behavioural pattern that influence the youth. It also highlights the positive and negative characteristics of modern youth in India. The generation gap between the old and young is clearly explained in this novel. Westernization exposes its impact on the younger
more » ... on the younger generation who are influenced to a western life style, because of their education and choice of profession. The modern youth easily adopt the western ways of life as it symbolises success and social status. The modern youth expect a world full of creative challenges and opportunities. Still the world remains unchanged. A country's destiny is the hands of youngsters as they ignore advice. Chetan Bhagat skilfully explores the psyche of modern youth with their aspirations, anger, hope and empowerment in his novel. The purpose of the paper is to unfold the mindset of modern generation by focusing on the impact of westernization and social issues that challenges them.
doi:10.24113/ijellh.v7i3.7818 fatcat:c5hcx7d4szfpnakwlpkarvn4hy