Persecution of Children in ''Jane Eyre'': A Socio-pragmatic Analysis


  • Salih Mahdi Adai
  • Hawraa’ Kareem Sahib


Persecution is the act of depriving someone or a group of people of their freedom or happiness because of their religion, color, nationality, political convictions, and a variety of other causes which result in a breach of an individual's identity. As a result, investigating persecution is a problem that, to the best of the researcher's knowledge, has received insufficient attention, mainly from a Socio-pragmatic standpoint. So, the present study analyses how persecution is used Socio-pragmatically in the novel ''Jane Eyre''. This study aims at: identifying the most common types of persecution of children in the chosen data, discovering the most common types of speech acts that are used in the chosen data, pinpointing the impoliteness strategies that are frequently used to accomplish persecution of children in the chosen data, exploring the impact of social variables of persecution in the chosen data. It is hypothesized that: persecution of children requires various types, the commonest used is religious, there are various types of speech acts that indicate persecution of children in the chosen data, however, expressives speech act of criticizing can be the dominant type, bald on record strategy is used highly to achieve persecution in the chosen data, the social variable of religion influences the impact of the pragmatic strategies. So, the eclectic model of persecution of children is shown to be effective in interpreting the data of this study.




How to Cite

Salih Mahdi Adai, & Hawraa’ Kareem Sahib. (2022). Persecution of Children in ’’Jane Eyre’’: A Socio-pragmatic Analysis . RES MILITARIS, 12(1), 373–343. Retrieved from