Liberating the Rhetorics Stylistic Analysis of "The Taming of The Women"


  • V.Abirami Department of Linguistic Tamil University, Thanjavur-613010
  • Dr.P.Mangayarkarasi Department of Linguistic Tamil University ,Thanjavur-613010


Rhetorics, Style, Marginalisation, Oppression


Rhetoric has its origin in Mesopotomia. As the first named author in history, Enheduanna’s writing exhibits numerous rhetorical features. Rhetorics and Dialectics have become the part of stylistic study. It is a way of speaking or writing that is intended to impress or influence people. It began 2500 yrs ago; it has since evolved a rich and diverse body of research text pedagogies. We try to influence our readers through speaking and writing. In order to persuade their readers’ writers must use three types of proofs or rhetorical appeals. They are logos or logical appeal pathos or emotional appeal and ethos or ethical appeal. Liberating the rhetoric as we saw feeling free to use the rhetorics in English language and literature. 

Marginalisation themes in literature depend on misuse, miseries, torments and enduring at the primary Level. Literature of marginality is the literature deals with the marginalised class of the world who are kept aside for basic fundamental rights to take part in social, religious, cultural, political, educational and economic spheres of their lives and they are alienated from the general public. The novel I have taken for presentation is “The taming of women” by P.Sivakami in which it explains the oppression in the name of women and that too women who was born in  dalit community. They undergo suffering in their life as it should happen and it is necessary to undergo as a woman. It is the second novel of the author. Her way of writing style and dialect she used is totally unique as it grabs the attention of the readers. 


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