A Socio-Pragmatic Analysis of Woman Persecution in Selected American Novel
Wafaa Abd Ali Mahdi1
1 University of Babylon College of Education for Human Sciences Department of English.
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Abstract: Violence and persecution became a topic of public debates nowadays, many countries suffering from violence; not even every group in society has progressively come to realize that. This kind of violence is not limited to members of certain socioeconomic classes or groups who are marginalized in society. Many women live their lives knowing that their husbands or other intimate partners have sometimes abused them. That violence is, in reality, solely seen by the two parties immediately engaged as a private affair. (Bruckner, 1998:19).. The present study highlights the socio-pragmatic analysis of persecution in literary texts. Furthermore, it is concerned with examining the socio-pragmatic features employed in novels texts to find answers to the following questions: 1.What are the main factors of persecution in selected novels? 2. What are the triggers of persecution resorted to by the abusers in the selected novels? 3. What are the cooperative maxims violated by verbal abusers? The present study aims at: 1. discovering what the main factors of persecution are in selected novel. 2. Investigating what the triggers of persecution are resorted to by the abusers in the selected novel. 3. Pinpointing what the cooperative maxims are violated by verbal abusers.
Keywords: Violence, Persecution, Public Debates, Socioeconomic Classes, Marginalized Groups