Shafak’s Treatment of Divinity and Religion in Three Daughters of Eve: A Critical Perspective
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The current study is an attempt to analyzethe portrayal and treatment of religious ideologyand theme of divinity in ElifShafak’s‘Three Daughters of Eve’ from the perspective of Fairclough’s model (1989) of critical discourse analysis. The study hypothesized that the narrator’s linguistic choices and embedded voices of different characters in the novel, represent their ideologies, beliefs and disbeliefs about religion and God. Passages bearing religious ideologies and standpoints were purposefully selected and analyzedto reveal the voice of different characters of the novel. The selected passages were analyzed on the three levels i.e. description (text analysis), interpretation (processing analysis) and explanation (social analysis). The study contributes to strengthenthe interface between language and literature through critical discourse analysis of the selected novel.
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