publication . Article . 2016

Portraying the Protagonists: A Study of the Use of Adjectives in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Hishamuddin Salim; Nadia Nabila Saad;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2016 Journal: International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature (issn: 2200-3592, eissn: 2200-3452, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Australian International Academic Centre PTY. LTD.
Abstract
The protagonists play important roles in any novel.  In J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, they were presented in the most vivid of ways so as to make the characters alive and memorable. One of the strategies used by the author to make the protagonists so lively is through the use of adjectives. This study was conducted to find out the frequency of adjective that was used to describe three protagonists in the novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  These adjectives are then divided into two categories for easier scrutiny which are features and traits. A further analysis was done to see whether the usage of these frequently recurring adjective could contrib...
Subjects
free text keywords: Corpus linguistics, adjectives, Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, character analysis, Philology. Linguistics, P1-1091, English literature, PR1-9680
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