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Title: Speech and Thought Representation In TheBeauty Ones AreNot Yet Bom
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Olga Yezbec (Dr)
.Brehanu Mattehews (Dr)
.Melakneh Mengistu (Dr)
Abebaw, Eshetu
Keywords: ambiguous features
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Speech/Thought representation in literature is dubious, for the relationship between the speech/thought represented and the representing clause, the quoted speaker and the narrator/reporter, and the speaking situation of the two speeches have complex and ambiguous features. Especially, when the character”s speech or consciousness is registered in Free lndirect mode, tracing the source of the speeches/consciousnesses becomes problematic as the character's and the narratorls speeches/consciousnesses are blended ambiguously. Hence, this thesis intends to probe and depicts the aforementioned features of various modes of Speech and Thought representation and the effects the modes have in The Beautyfiil Ones Are Not Yet Born. To this end, relevant extracts that represent the modes used are selected and analyzed thoroughly. Consequently, the study depicts that Direct and Free Direct, Quoted lndirect, and lndirect modes of Speech are applied in the novel under study. The first two modes are used to show interging events and behaviors that move the plot of the novel forward and to portray character°s behavior. Quoted lndirect Speech is also used widely to bring in the past experience of characters to their immediate story with their own words rather than the narrator's words. Thus, their reported experiences are emphasized for they are represented in the narrator`s direct report. However, the narrator”s lndirect report is applied to represent past information used as a background for the story narrated. Nevertheless, Free lndirect Speech is rarely used in the novel. Moreover, Modes of Free Direct, lndirect and Free lndirect Thought are used in the novel. Despite mode ofDirect Though is rarely applied, Free Direct mode is employed to let readers probe in the character”s mind and learns about their consciousness with less narratorial intervention. Furthermore; Free lndirect Thought is applied to portray the consciousness of the character, to ridicule on characters and to create sympathy. Besides, it is used to control the reader“s response to characters. More to the point, the lndirect Speech is applied to provide information has a background effect.
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