FORCED LIBERATION AND OPPRESSION: AN ANALYTICAL VIEW OF KHALED HOSSEINI’S AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED
The study would be significant in many ways for common readers as well as for those interested in literary studies. In the first place a gender issue is a global issue and it has affected the marginalized women, almost, in all the corners of the world. There is still lack of awareness in the general public regarding gender oppression and suppression. Thus, this study would be a significant attempt in promoting the awareness regarding the gender issues in the society. Apart from this, the study would raise a voice against the oppressors and would be a kind of support to the oppressed ones in the society by spreading awareness. Through highlighting such issues in the society, the present study is highly important in the sense that this work tries to serve the humanity in general and the female population in particular. All the women characters in the novel have been treated badly in the patriarchal society of Afghanistan. Nila is sexually oppressed by her husband, Roshi is physically tortured, Masooma is disabled while Parwana is suppressed. All these instances from the novel show that the women in the patriarchal society of Afghanistan suffer from many issues. These issues have been represented in the novel through the use of language. The discourse producer has used number of linguistic tools, monologues, dialogues and many other linguistic strategies to show the reality of the gender oppression in Afghanistan. In addition to this, the significance of the study also includes the contribution to the field of the literature as well as gender studies. Moreover, the study is a critical discourse analysis of a novel, thus the study would bridge linguistics and literature as it is a linguistic-cum-literature kind of study. The last but not the least, the study will provide a help for the future researchers who want to conduct researches in the field of gender studies and critical discourse analysis.