Applying Text World Theory To Ahmed Ali’s Twilight In Delhi

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Dr. Nijat Ullah Khan, Dr.Aqsa Sajid, Aziz Ullah Khan


The thesis explores worldviews in Ali’s Twilight in Delhi. The main aim of the study is to examine how discourse, text, and sub-worlds construct mental models and how they can further produce worldviews and meanings. Analytical-qualitative research was used to conduct the study, which has Cognitive Stylistic Text World Theory as its theoretical underpinning. With this approach, it is already widely acknowledged that Text World Theory can help meanings in discourse emerge. The study explores this discourse-world, text-world, and sub-world by fusing language with context and fictitious mental representations. Diverse social, ideological, and cultural worldviews are developed in the novels based on these representations. The study demonstrates that this framework is an effective way to spot worldviews in the discourse. It also looks at how linguistic choices used by an author in literature can help the reader understand the characters' perspective on the world. The thesis will undoubtedly add to the body of knowledge that has already been established through an objective and cognitive stylistic analysis.

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