An Analysis of Isma Pasha’s and Parvaiz Pasha’s Character Speeches in “Home Fire” A Comparative Pragma Stylistic Study
Keywords:Declarative, Directive, Expressive, Illocutionary, Perlocutionary, Representative, Speech Act
The current study aims to compare the language usage of Isma Pasha's and Parvaiz Pasha’s characters from the novel “Home Fire” under the same tragic and harmful conditions. According to the background of study, language not only serves as a means of communication but also has the ability to change both the worlds of those who are addresser and those who are being addressed. The objective of this study was to find out impact of belief and thought on actions of individual’s own-self as well as others. The current study has used qualitative descriptive research methodology in which the novel “Home Fire” of Kamila Shamsi is used as primary data source. The Speech Act Theory of Austin (1975) provides a theoretical foundation for the current research theoretical framework. The data was analyzed using illocutionary and perlocutionary speech act analysis to understand Isma and Parvaiz’s dialogues and utterances. The discovery suggests that language use and utterances successfully define a literary or fictional character. Study recommends to stay away from extreme narrative of radical Islam through continuous dialogue between Muslim and western which open the way for diasporic community and the host society to reconciliation.
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