Observations on characters' use of conventional metaphors in John McGahern's "Amongst women"

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Observations on characters' use of conventional metaphors in John McGahern's "Amongst women"

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Title: Observations on characters' use of conventional metaphors in John McGahern's "Amongst women"
Author: MacArthur, Fiona; Amador Moreno, Carolina P.
Abstract: Este documento analiza la novela de John McGahern, "Mujeres Amongst", centrado en el habla de los personajes de ficción como evidencia externa de sus estados internos. Se ha encontrado que el uso de metáforas convencionales revela valores y patrones de pensamiento que a menudo contradicen sus convicciones declaradas. En este sentido, la novela explora la dificultad de despojarse de las costumbres y prácticas culturales anteriores a la independencia política del país, su ser nacional, que puede ser obstaculizado por el continuo uso de la lengua impuesta por los antiguos colonizadores.This paper looks at John McGahern's novel, “Amongst Women”, focusing on the characters' fictional speech as outward evidence of their inner states. It is found that their use of conventional metaphors reveals values and patterns of thought which often contradict their declared convictions. In this sense, the novel explores the difficulty of casting off pre-Independence cultural mores and practices, for the very expression of the nation's self may be handicapped by the continuing use of the language imposed by the former colonizers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10662/1032
Date: 1998


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