A Textual and Contextual Reading of Selected Dialogic Texts: A Doll’s House

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  • Ömer Şekerci Süleyman Demirel University

Keywords:

dialogic texts, thematic interpretations, mansplaining, A Doll’s House

Abstract

Drama texts or dialogic texts are, somehow, mainly interpreted and analysed from textual or thematic perspectives. We use linguistic methodologies to justify diverse and intricate nature of drama texts. Literary and stylistics dimensions play significant role in the text organisation and interpretation of the texts to find out linguistic factors which give us the general purpose of dialogic texts. The paper aims to examine the textual and contextual aspects of dialogic texts in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (1879). Drama text is actually a play in which a conversation is carried out by characters about a topic. Theme or topic may not directly be inferred by the characters’ conversation.  The systemic functional approach of Halliday,  mainly from the textual and contextual perspective, will be applied to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the dialogues extracted from A Doll’s House. Those dialogues are also to be analysed as in line with Mansplaining which means a man knows and understands more than a female does.

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Published

2020-06-30

How to Cite

Şekerci, Ömer. (2020). A Textual and Contextual Reading of Selected Dialogic Texts: A Doll’s House. Journal of Narrative and Language Studies, 8(14), 40-49. Retrieved from http://nalans.com/nalans/article/view/213

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