A Critical Stylistic Review Of The Story "I Will Turn off The Lights"

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This paper has probed the novel “I Will Turn off the Lights” from critical stylistics point of  view . The hidden ideology of this story in addition to the tools which assist to discover them has been sought by the researcher. Regarding the above-mentioned points, the researcher is trying to reveal the patriarchal atmosphere of the story and the fact that the discourse of power belongs to the male. Women’s enlightenment and improvement of their social condition is the aim of this paper and the purpose of this study is applying critical stylistics as a new method in stylistic studies in Persian-language literature. A close reading and literary analysis will be specific methods of data analysis in this article. This study has been done based on layer method which firstly probed external textual layers then analyzed internal ones included micro layers like focalizer, focalized character, focalization continuity, frequency, duration, space, order, contrast, polarity, modality, physical codes and symbols, Figures of speech and Labeled words. The analysis of micro layers discovers the hidden ideology of this novel. Applying various contextual layers helped the researcher to determine the dominant ideology of this work. The extracted result from the analysis of the text confirms the researcher`s assumption that, there is a patriarchal atmosphere and violence against women that lead them to passivity and silence and emphasises finding a job and cooperation in social activities for women as the first step to confront this patriarchy.

Literary Text Research, Volume:24 Issue: 86, 2021
55 to 79
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