Journal of Chaohu University ›› 2022, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (2): 145-151.doi: 10.12152/j.issn.1672-2868.2022.02.019

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Polyphonic Chorus and Reconstruction of Marginalization: On Marginalization in A Lesson Before Dying

LI Xiang-yun:College of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Sichuan University   

  1. College of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Sichuan University, Chengdu Sichuan 610225
  • Received:2021-06-15 Online:2022-03-25 Published:2022-06-27

Abstract: In A Lesson Before Dying, Gaines makes every character speak for themselves through dialogues, which enables blacks in the marginality to realize and establish their subjectivity. It is also a key concept of Bakhtin's polyphonic consciousness. This paper, therefore, would use polyphonic theory to analyze large-scale dialogue and micro dialogue in A Lesson Before Dying, discussing the marginality behind the dialogues and disclosing author's positive attitudes to the marginality.

Key words: polyphonic theory, marginality, A Lesson Before Dying

CLC Number: 

  • I712.074