Maria Chanopoulou, Triantafyllos H. Kotopoulos, Anastasia G. Stamou, Vassiliki Nanou: THE USE OF NARRATIVE TECHNIQUES AND SPEECH STYLE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF FEMALE CHARACTERS OF THE FAIRY TALE SERIES “HARA AND THE GOUDOUN” BY EUGENE TRIVIZAS

ABSTRACT

The present article explores the way narrative techniques are used in the construction of female characters in the fairy tale series “Hara and the Goudoun” by Eugene Trivizas. Moreover, the particular speech style of these female characters is examined regarding the “feminine” vs. “masculine” stylistic dipole for the building of their fictional identity. From the analysis, it is shown that the Eugene Trivizas’s fairy tale series “Hara and the Goudoun” draws upon numerous narrative techniques which assign a signifying value in narrative practice. In addition, there is variety of female characters, each one with the role of contributing to the progression of the story. The female characters of the narrative present a wide range of personalities, albeit being generally static and flat, without remarkable variations to the advancement of the action. Sociolinguistic analysis confirms the static and flat nature of female characters as derived from narrative and character analysis, since, they all tend to adopt a feminine style of talk, characterized by mildness, hesitance and emotionalism.
 
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