Abstract

The study aims to investigate the concept of misogyny and the status of women which are discursively constructed in the textual representation of the selected text. The qualitative research methodology has been applied along with a descriptive research design. 5 passages have been selected as a sample purposively under domestic and physical violence from the chapter 1 and 3 of the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns written by Khaled Hosseini. The selected passages have been analyzed by applying a three-dimensional model of Fairclough. The conceptual framework of the research is woven around Lazar's gender perspective in feminist critical discourse analysis. The findings have provided a vivid picture of women's suffering and struggle for equality and rights which is discursively enacted in the form of men's gaze of hatred. The ultimate purpose of this study is to focus on women's freedom, equality, education not only in Afghanistan but all over the world.

Keyword(s)

CDAFCDAFeminismfemale identitymisogyny