Style, Ideology and Female Representation: An Ideo-Stylistic Analysis of Shakespeare's King Lear
Keywords:Critical Social Analysis, Feminist Linguistics, Ideology, Literary Text, Representation, Style
Language use proclaims an individual's personality and socio-political scenario of a particular age. The present study critically analyses the language used by female characters in Shakespeare's King Lear. The data has been collected from the speeches of Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia from the mentioned play. The study employs an amended research model, which has been devised by drawing upon Fairclough (2012) and Mills (1995) to analyze the data Ideo-stylistically. The levels of analysis include the word, clause/sentence, and discourse. The analytical categories used in the study include representation, a normative and Marxist critique of language, comparative degree, rhetoric question, metaphor, simile, use of weak form, exclamation mark, contrasted pair, and parallelism. It finds that no use of language is ideology-free and linguistic conditions are highly ideological. Change in linguistic form changes the function of language. The language used by Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia mirrors their inward and social reality. The study in hand is a form of literary, linguistic research. Besides, it contends that an individual's linguistic habit proclaims their personality and reflects the prominent socio-political tendencies of a particular age.
Abstract Views: 132
PDF Downloads: 119
How to Cite
RESEARCH OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (SMC-PRIVATE) LIMITED(ROSS) & Annals of Human and Social Sciences (AHSS) adheres to Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License. The authors submitting and publishing in AHSS agree to the copyright policy under creative common license 4.0 (Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International license). Under this license, the authors published in AHSS retain the copyright including publishing rights of their scholarly work and agree to let others remix, tweak, and build upon their work non-commercially. All other authors using the content of AHSS are required to cite author(s) and publisher in their work. Therefore, RESEARCH OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (SMC-PRIVATE) LIMITED(ROSS) & Annals of Human and Social Sciences (AHSS) follow an Open Access Policy for copyright and licensing.