Politeness In Hedda Gabler

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1- Introduction 1.1- Scope of the Study This paper applies the politeness theory on Fathia El-assal 's /seʒn ʔalnesaʔ/ (the prison of women) and Henrik Ibsen 's Hedda Gabler From the concept of face to clarify the characteristics of the two heroines, Leila and Hedda. It also shows the FTAs on the conversation and the relationship of the husbands and wives. The two characters have the same attitude at the end of the play. They are able to revolt against their miserable life and the domination of their husbands. 1.2. Objectives of the Study This paper has five major objectives: 1- Identify the features of Face Threatening Acts. 2- Examine the…show more content…
It makes him feel good about himself. Positive politeness minimizes the threat to the hearer’s positive face. It also tries to avoid conflicts. Brown and Levinson referred to the function of positive politeness strategies as one of minimizing the threat of an FTA by assuring that the speaker has a positive regard for him or her (1987, p. 75,317). 1.4.3- Negative politeness It is oriented to the addressee’s negative face. It makes the wants of the addressee to be achieved and not to be blocked. Negative politeness makes the hearer feel free to do what he want (Brown& levinson, 1987, p.317). 1.4.4- The concept of face “the positive social value a person effectively claims for himself by the line others assume he has taken during a particular contact. Face is an image of self-delineated in terms of approved social attributes- albeit an image that others may share, as when a person makes a good showing for his profession or religion by making a good for himself” (Goffma,1967, p. 5). This means that everyone has self-public image which is related to emotional and social sense of self and expects other people to recognize. This image can be damaged through interaction with others. Face has two main aspects: Positive face and negative

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