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By Karolin Liebig

Seminar paper from the yr 2015 within the topic English Language and Literature experiences - Literature, grade: 3,0, college of Erfurt (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), path: Language and Gender, language: English, summary: This research examines the language use in the direction of female and male characters within the children’s novel 'Matilda' written by means of Roald Dahl. the very fact of an asymmetric depiction of male and female characters in children’s literature, that is proved in lots of reviews, is the bottom of this research. With this paintings I study if Dahl makes use of gender stereotyped language in his well known novel in addition.

The collection of this e-book has a private heritage. while i used to be an Au pair in Australia an audiobook with all tales of Roald Dahl fell into my palms. the landlord, a boy, stated I may still certainly take heed to these simply because they're “awesome”. For this sort of research i assumed Matilda could be fascinating as the protagonist is a girl.

The major emphasis of the research is wear the variety of characters and their profession, the used adjectives to explain the characters, and the verbs describing the characters’ activities. That ends up in the subsequent hypotheses:

Firstly, lady characters are underrepresented in wide roles; secondly, male characters are depicted in additional diversified occupations than lady characters; thirdly, various adjectives are used to explain male and female characters; and eventually, girl characters are portrayed predominantly in gender-stereotyped actions. the general curiosity of this paintings is that if the characters during this children’s novel are usually defined in a gender-stereotyped means.

My paintings is established as follows: i'll supply a coarse creation in Gender reviews and particularly within the box of Gender and Language within the first bankruptcy. additional I indicate the principal issues of the examine in Gender and Children’s literature and introduce a number of reviews that help my very own exam and are the root for the hypotheses. the 1st half within the moment bankruptcy offers an advent to the pattern e-book in addition to the writer.

The moment element describes the technique of the learn, the consistence of the information and the way it truly is accumulated. How the knowledge is prepared for the research is to be present in the 3rd a part of bankruptcy . The 3rd bankruptcy begins with the research of the happening characters and their occupations, via an research of the adjectives to determine if the writer makes use of gender stereotyped phrases to explain male and female characters. within the fourth a part of this bankruptcy the verbs are tested for gender stereotyping girl characters. the realization sums up the paintings and offers a prospect of extra questions.

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