Stanley Bubbien Character Analysis

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Title Politeness Strategy among the Characters in a Short Story Delible Ink on Paper by M. Stanley Bubbien (1999) Background of the Study In interacting with other people, there are some regulations to be applied. Those regulations are applied to avoid us hurting one’s feeling. Those regulation will also help us consider another’s feeling in communicating with them. Those social regulations can be in its written or spoken forms. People who can fulfil those regulation is considered as polite. Thus, the regulations to direct on how one should act is politeness. By applying the principles of politeness in our daily life, we are seen as civilized human beings. It is also deemed to be a strategy or approach to maintain harmony among people. In enabling us to apply politeness, we need to understand what is meant by politeness and what is considered as polite to a certain culture. In some cases, what…show more content…
The face threatening acts here are mostly done by the Kaiser as he has higher status rather than the Chancellor. Meanwhile, the Chancellor does face saving acts most of the time by giving praises or agreement toward the Kaiser’s opinion. In brief, it can be concluded that one’s position influences his/her act. People with higher status or rank will tend to do face threatening acts. Meanwhile, people with lower status or rank will tend to do face saving acts. This condition is depicted in German culture. However, this situation actually almost applicable in all cultures. Appendix Delible Ink on Paper M. Stanley

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