UNFOLDING PATRIARCHAL AND CAPITALIST OPPRESSION: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF “THE MURDER OF AZIZ KHAN”

Authors

  • Tanveer Hussain Lecturer, English, Government Graduate College, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Farhat Hayat Assistant Professor, Sociology, Government Graduate College, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8824-0310
  • Muhammad Abid Assistant Professor, English, Government Graduate College, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53664/JSRD/04-01-2023-14-154-163

Abstract

This paper aims to unfold patriarchal oppression and capitalist oppression, evaluating the response of various male and female characters of novel “The Murder of Aziz Khan” by Zulfikar Ghose against (capitalist) oppression and dominance differently. Nexus between capitalism & patriarchy has created wide divide among human beings. So, there has always been tussle between these classes: oppressor (employer) and the oppressed (labourers). There was no rapprochement amid the ruler and the ruled. “The Murder of Aziz Khan” is essentially divided into two classes of people: the rulers who do all for their benefit and ruled that are oppressed and don’t have any choice to live their lives as per to their wishes. So very often oppressed class of people showed its resistance against oppression and dominance verbally and physically. “The Murder of Aziz Khan” was studied by using critical discourse analysis, under umbrella of qualitative research approach. Theories provided framework of this article to analyze the responses of male and female characters against oppression & dominance. The study concluded that there was high resistance level of male & female characters against the unnecessary domination and oppression.

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Published

31-03-2023

How to Cite

Tanveer Hussain, Muhammad Farhat Hayat, & Muhammad Abid. (2023). UNFOLDING PATRIARCHAL AND CAPITALIST OPPRESSION: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF “THE MURDER OF AZIZ KHAN”. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT, 4(1), 154–163. https://doi.org/10.53664/JSRD/04-01-2023-14-154-163

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