submitted in Requirement for the Degree of “Doct3orat En-Science” in Applied Linguistics

DAIRA, Salah (2019) submitted in Requirement for the Degree of “Doct3orat En-Science” in Applied Linguistics. Doctoral thesis, Université de Batna 2.

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The purpose of this thesis is to present a stylistic analysis and description of the symbolic use of nature in the representation of characters in Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights" and Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre." Jane Eyre (1848) and Wuthering Heights (1847) are some of the well-known classic novels from the Victorian Age in the 19th century. Another purpose of the study is to compare the two novels basing on the symbolic use of nature in character representation as well as a comparison of the style and stylistic elements. Also, a comparison of the literary structure of the two novels and the plot is presented. The study takes a literary stylistic approach; hence, a theoretical framework for this study is based on the Systematic Linguistic Function theory (SFL). Besides, the thesis is descriptive and explorative in nature; therefore a qualitative research design is adopted for the study. The primary method of the analysis is through stylistic approach where the different elements of style and stylistics in the novels are analyzed and compared. One of the key findings of the study shows that Charlotte and Emily Brontë used the elements of nature such as storms, wind, moorlands, and fire to represent the attitudes, feelings as well as the events that transpire throughout the novels.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: literary stylistics, characters, nature, symbols, style
Subjects: Lettres et langues étrangères > Langue anglaise
Divisions: Faculté des lettres et langues étrangères > Département de langue anglaise
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2019 09:45
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2019 09:45

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