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Characterization through stylistic variation in First-Person narratives : a stylistic analysis of Sozaboy, a Novel in Rotten English by Ken Saro-Wiwa, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Abstract : This study aims to analyze the authorial strategy of characterization through stylistic variation in three first-person narratives. The novels of the corpus are apparently quite different in terms of their dates of publication, authors and topics, but they share a common structure and the unusualness of their narrators. In The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger gives a voice to Holden, an American teenager, suffering from his moodiness and confusing emotions, who questions the world around him. In Sozaboy, a Novel in Rotten English, Saro-Wiwa portrays Mene, whose life and experience affect, and show through, his words. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Haddon writes as Christopher, a fifteen-year-old boy suffering from Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism altering his emotions and his ability to communicate).
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Marie Léger. Characterization through stylistic variation in First-Person narratives : a stylistic analysis of Sozaboy, a Novel in Rotten English by Ken Saro-Wiwa, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. Literature. 2013. ⟨dumas-00926314⟩

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