A Corpus-Based Transitivity Analysis of the Character “Mr. Bhutto” in “The Mercurial Mr. Bhutto and other stories”
Keywords:Characterization, Circumstances, Participants, Processes, Transitivity Analysis
This study focuses on using transitivity as a device to demonstrate characterization. The purpose of this present study is to manually identify and portray the character development of Mr. Bhutto in the first chapter of the book “The Mercurial Mr. Bhutto and Other Stories” through transitivity analysis. This study is qualitative in nature. The transitivity system is used to focal point the ideological objective of language (Rashid, 2016). The transitivity system carried verbs into their respective process, “material’, ‘mental’, ‘verbal,’ ‘relational,’ ‘existential,’ and ‘behavioral.’ Concordance then resolved each verb in its particular clause. Transitivity analysis of each clause demonstrates the assertive and cocksure character of Mr. Bhutto. Vast use of material processes verbs portrayed the action and doing nature of the character. It also witnesses the character by interlinking it with all the societal factors, concretely politics. The current Study of characterization under the shade of the transitivity tool contributes to sharpening the understanding of first chapter of the text book ‘The Mercurial Mr. Bhutto and Other Stories’’.
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