Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

Violence and Religious Disguises in Kelly’s Sins of the Mother

*Hareem Ahmad , Zara Khalid , Misbah Hafeez, Ayesha Rasheed, Ushna Sehrish
Trauma, hypocrisy, violence, atrocity, religious disguise, abuse, stress ,


‘Sins of the Mother' is an autobiographical novel that unfolds the various periods of Irene Kelly's life; it reveals the torment, distress, and hardships faced by the author in her life. This research article aims to do a basic investigation of the novel and the cruel actions of the nuns by highlighting the atrocities, barbarities, and violent behavior of the nuns at St.Grace (the orphanage). This research is Qualitative Research where the textual and content analysis of the novel would be the main focus of the researchers.  The research aims to highlight the psychological impacts of the deceitful, false, and barbaric conduct of the nuns on the life of Irene Kelly in the light ofof Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a theory suggested by Cathy Cruth, Neil Smelser, and Sigmund Freud. The novel brings to light the psychological effects caused later in a person’s life due to the bad treatment in their childhood.