Exploration of Hyper-Reality in the Selected Fiction of Cargill: A Postmodern Paradigm


  • Dr. Mamona Yasmin Khan Assistant professor Department of English, The Women University Multan, Pakistan.
  • Maroof Anwar M.Phil. Scholar Department of English, The Women University Multan, Pakistan.
  • Farhana Yasmin Assistant professor Department of English, Lahore Garrison University, Pakistan.


Simulacra, Simulation, Hyperreality, Postmodernism


The study explores the notion of Hyper- reality in the selected novels of C. Robert Cargill. Hyperreality is a postmodern concept propounded by Jean Baudrillard about concealing the truth under the shadows of copies. It is within this framework that the researchers have selected the data following non-random sampling techniques selecting ten extracts from each of the selected novels within interpretive paradigm. The findings of the research show that Simulacra and Simulation generate a hyperreal environment and this environment is seemed to be entirely different from that of the actual reality of humans. The findings also indicate that hyperreality affects the lives of humans. Through this study, the researcher has come to the conclusion that the reality has been totally changed and it is the hyperreality that has now become a new reality.


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How to Cite

Khan, D. M. Y., Anwar, M., & Yasmin, F. (2021). Exploration of Hyper-Reality in the Selected Fiction of Cargill: A Postmodern Paradigm. Pakistan Journal of Language Studies, 5(1), 73-84. Retrieved from //pjls.gcuf.edu.pk/index.php/pjls/article/view/117