A LINGUISTIC EXPLORATION OF IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION IN THE DOLL HOUSE: A CASE STUDY OF CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

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Nimra Sikandar
Hira Haroon
Muhammad Farukh Arslan

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Language is a system of signals that simultaneously functions as a system of contradictions, oppositions, and disparities, according to "deconstruction" theory. Particularly, this abstract uses Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" to examine how Jacques Derrida's conceptual framework for deconstruction is used to literary interpretation. Derrida's deconstruction challenges accepted notions of language and meaning by arguing that language is fundamentally unstable and that meaning develops via a web of interactions rather than being hardened. "Différance" draws attention to how language is ambiguous and flexible, allowing for several interpretations of the same text. Derrida emphasises the advantages of writing over speaking since it not only preserves meaning but also modifies language. This abstract uses a deconstructive approach to study several interpretations of "A Doll's House" and illustrates how scholars interpret the play's themes and characters, particularly as they relate to gender roles and society expectations. The many perspectives offered by academics challenge traditional readings and emphasise the richness of Ibsen's writing, ranging from viewing Nora as a representation of oppressed women to valuing her independence in the face of her situation. The analysis indicates that deconstruction is a helpful paradigm for text analysis that makes hidden power dynamics in language and literature visible. These interpretations range from viewing Nora as a representation of oppressed women to appreciating her autonomy within her circumstances. Deconstruction challenges conventional wisdom and uncovers hidden power relations, offering a useful framework for text analysis and understanding the complexities of language and literature. Deconstruction highlights instability and multiplicity, exposing levels of meaning that transcend narrow interpretations, and invites readers to engage critically with texts. The study highlights the significance of deconstruction in literary analysis and its capacity to illuminate the intricate connections between language, power, and interpretation in literature.

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Nimra Sikandar, Hira Haroon, & Muhammad Farukh Arslan. (2024). A LINGUISTIC EXPLORATION OF IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION IN THE DOLL HOUSE: A CASE STUDY OF CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. International Journal of Contemporary Issues in Social Sciences .ISSN (E) 2959-2461 (P) 2959-3808, 3(2), 1484–1493. Retrieved from http://ijciss.org/index.php/ijciss/article/view/790
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