NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1118095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
Enhancing Understandings of the Literary Element of Character Using Elements from Systemic Functional Linguistics
Thomas, Angela
English in Australia, v51 n2 p20-31 2016
According to Peha (2016), fiction is all about character. What a character wants, how they go about getting it, and how they change throughout the trajectory of the narrative are key factors that drive a story and make it meaningful. This paper integrates strategies from both narratology (Nikolajeva, 2002; 2005; Rimmon-Kenan, 2002) and linguistics (Martin & Rose, 2007; Martin & White, 2005) to analyse the representation of character in the novel "Fairytales for Wilde Girls" (Near, 2013). A framework for classroom work on the textual concept of character will be drawn from the analysis and teaching implications and strategies will be discussed.
Australian Association for the Teaching of English. English House, 416 Magill Road, Kensington Gardens, SA 5068 Australia. Tel: +61-8-8332-2845; Fax: +61-8-8333-0394; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A