Double Oppression In The Color Purple And Wide Sargasso Sea

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Stockwell (2006) describes stylistics as "an essentially interdisciplinary field" which "is naturally the central discipline of literary study" (p.742). According to Mode (2015), many linguists and critics have proclaimed that there is no a clear definition of stylistics (p.13). Firstly, Mc Arthur (1992) points out that stylistics is "the branch of linguistics that studies style, especially in works of literature"(p.996) .Secondly, Turner (1973) states that "[s]tylistics is that part of linguistics which concentrates on variation in the use of language, often, but not exclusively, with special attention to the most conscious and complex use of language in literature" and adds that "[s]tylistics is the branch of linguistics, but one concerned especially with treatment of variables in the entire text"(pp. 7-8).Finally, Simpson (2004) illustrates that stylistics is "a method of textual…show more content…
A comparison between the main characters Celie and Antoinette/Bertha” is convenient with the researcher's paper .It is written by Ingela Lundin and was published in 2008 which handles the researcher’s same claim and usage of the comparative method. In her essay, Lundin explains the patriarchal oppression that both protagonists Celie and Antoinette are subjected to by making a comparison between the two female protagonists. Moreover, Lundin concentrates on how the patriarchal oppression is conveyed throughout the two novels. Lundin demonstrates the conditions both of protagonists are forced to live in. For instance, Celie is repeatedly raped by her stepfather and he forces her to marry a cruel widower. Additionally, Ingela Lundin focuses on how men always consider themselves superior to women. Lundin clarifies that her main purpose is drawing a comparison between Celie and Antoinette because both are victimized by double oppressions and have been deprived of their
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