‘Language was thought of as a sign system, or code, whose conventions were agreed by individual societies.’ Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) Discuss in relation to Samuel Beckett’s ‘Not I’.
Deciding upon something about something happens inside the system of a person 's mental faculties , but it is safe to say that , rarely does one think , without using language , uttered in his mind , hence the adage , think to one 's self . Here then , is what Saussure means by , There is no need to conceive it the language ) as necessarily spoken all the time (Saussure 1974 : 4-15 ) Finally , the contained functionality of language , as used , regardless of intended meaning , is relative , to both the sender , and the receiver Having , therefore , concluded the
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required preliminaries for this research , where statement of the problem , background of the study methodology /theoretical framework , and a review of related literature have been clearly indicated , the next section is allotted for the significant area of performance theory which can further reconcile the theoretical philosophy of Ferdinand de Saussure with Communicative Grammar 's Speech Act Theory , so that this research study may then present its data---which is that of a defined and duly delineated alternative reading of Samuel Beckett 's Not I , as a text which belongs to the literary genre : Drama
Beckett 's Not I , according to the editors of The Reader 's Companion To World Literature , Hornstein , Percy Brown ( 1984 : 56-57 , . `is a magnificent cry of anguish of a woman in conflict with herself who relives the past ' while another character comments on her monologue ' Being that the drama [play] which is analyzed by this research in the light of performance theory [ and recent studies in performance theory ] has a woman for its lead character , the recalls the work of Peggy Phelan (1998 : 108-109 ) where she asks these questions 1 ) Is the representation of woman 's presence in fact a catalog of negation and absence-the perfect expression of Derrida 's idea...
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