*Rex Lumine Nirmal. J., L., & **Jesu Latha, J.
*Research Scholar, (Reg.No: 20113014011007), Department of English, Annai Velankanni College, Tholayavattam, Kanniyakumari District, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India.
**Associate Professor & Research Supervisor, Department of English, Annai Velankanni College, Tholayavattam, Kanniyakumari District, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India.
The main aim of this paper is to show the suffering, struggle, and surviving life of the protagonist. John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down examines the life problems of the protagonist. She has been surviving from infection. This paper encourages and examines the self-determination theory based on health, psychological and pathological ideas. The paper describes how the self-determination theory is suitable to the character of the protagonist and her life. Here the novel explains the life of the protagonist, her struggle, and her destination. This paper explains the life of protagonist and how the protagonist is self-motivate herself and how she have face all the troubles and overcome to reach her destination. The novel indicates the protagonist as a self-motivated and the strongest person. The paper describes the novel through the theory, which is explained and elaborated by Deci and Ryan.
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To cite this article
Rex Lumine Nirmal, J., L., & Jesu Latha, J. (2021). Self-Determination Even in Physical Ailment in John Green’s Novel Turtles All The Way Down. Sparkling International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Studies, 4(2), 13-18.