You are What You Own: A Transitivity Analysis of In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
Keywords:transitivity, class difference, commodification, Marxist Feminism
The present study attempts to analyze the processes of transitivity in the text In Other Rooms, Other Wonders (2009) by Daniyal Mueenuddin. The two short stories namely In Other Room, Other Wonders and About a Burning Girl have been selected from the collection of eight stories. In developing countries, a growing disparity can be observed in socio-economic classes. This elucubration tends to interpret literature by using a framework of linguistics to describe the various facets of character’s life. A total of 109 clauses have been extracted from the texts to demarcate Marxist themes such as class difference, corruption, commodification, and Marxist feminism. The transitivity analysis of fictional expedition shows that the material process is 37.6%, mental process is 26.6%, verbal process is 12.8%, behavior process is 11%, relational process is 8.25% and existential process is 4.58%. The study can lend a helping hand to the ones intending to describe literature by applying theories of linguistics and play their part in contributing to the repertoire of applied linguistics.
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