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Kahmini Mostafa Sadeghi
Tytuł
Milton's God: Democrat or Tyrant?
Źródło
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (ILSHS), 2015, vol. 5, s. 109-118, bibliogr. 18 poz.
Słowa kluczowe
Teoria zachowań ludzkich
Theory of human behavior
Uwagi
summ.
Milton John
Abstrakt
Politeness is a universal phenomenon that is present in every human interaction. Many theorists have attempted to theorize politeness the most important of whom are Penelope Brown and Stephen C. Levinson. The application of their theory has been extended to include literary works which are conversational in nature like drama or works whose building blocks consist of dialogues. This study tries to apply Politeness Theory to Milton's Paradise Lost in order to solve the age-old dispute over Milton's God to whom contradictory characteristics of democracy and tyranny are ascribed. It will be shown that in the conversation that takes place between God and residents of Heaven, God is more careful about politeness strategies despite his supremacy and it seems to be at odds with tyrannical features attributed to him. (original abstract)
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ISSN
2300-2697
Język
eng
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