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Miri A, Mahdavi M J, Sharifi S, Mahmoodi Bakhtiari B. Comparison of Two Central Characters in “Smokeless Fire”(Using Fairclough’s Theory of “Inequality of Power in the Dialogue and the Model of Michael Short). LRR. 2018; 9 (5) :147-171
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1- collegian ,Department of Persian Language and Literature,Faculty of Letters and Humanities,Ferdowsi University Of Mashhad (FUM),Iran
2- persian language and literature, faculty of letters and humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM) , mahdavy@um.ac.ir
3- general linguistics. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
4- school of performing arts and music, Tehran University
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In this paper, attempts have tried to study Fairclough’s theory of “inequality of power in the dialogue" by analyzing the dialogues between identical and opposing characters in the novel Fire without smoke by Nader Ebrahimi to identify powerful or passive characters, and decode the novel from the ideological perspective of the author.
To more regulate, this theoretical framework, the questions raised in the Shorter’s model (1996), were used to analyze power relations in the dialogues of characters with the aim of determining the type of relationship and the dominance of the personality poles of the story: Galan - the hero that relies on his physical strength - and Alani - the hero who relies on the power of thought and mind.
The analysis of data suggested that the way the two main characters of the novel interacted with others in their discourse was directly related to the up and downs of their lives. Galan's interaction was limited to an esoteric group of people around them, and as this circle of friends was limited down, his power diminished too, so that with his death, the coercive hegemony and compulsory domination associated with his behavior came to end.
In contrast, Alani not only struck a conversation with people from all aspects of life, especially women and the lower classes of the community, but also urged them to play a key role in the dialogue with the people around them. This contributed to the recognition of his intellectual and political authority and conduct, and even after his death, his thoughts continued to touch the speech and practice of the next generations.
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Linguistics
Published: 2018/12/15

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