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Academic Paper


Title: Women's Discourse of Power in Macbeth
Author: Anwar Elsaid Elsharkawy
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Institution: Afif Faculty of Education
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis
Subject Language: English
Abstract: Women in Macbeth (i.e., Lady Macbeth and the Witches) speak a strange language that is very similar to what women seek today. This language can be described as anti-language (Halliday, 1978; Andersen, 1988): a language by which women can direct, control, and dominate men. This paper introduces a contradictory statement to the current views in discourse analysis, which indicate that women are powerless, trivial, dominated, and sexual objects (Andersen, 1988, Chaika, 1982; Lakoff, 1975) by showing women as powerful, serious, and dominating as men. In doing so, it focuses on the recent views of discourse, power, and women, taking Shakespeare's Macbeth as a field of application by analyzing Lady Macbeth’s turns of talk.

Key Words: Discourse, power, discourse analysis, ideology, dominance, Shakespeare ,Macbeth, Lady Macbeth.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Analyzing Literary Arabic and English Texts, Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia
Publication Info: Analyzing Literary Arabic and English Texts, Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia
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