The Discourse of Annie Wilkes in the Film Misery 1987Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2021-12-05
Authors : Khalid Asiri;
Page : 327-329
Keywords : psychopathic; front-stage; back-stage; discourse;
This paper investigates the discourse of the psychopathic character Annie Wilkes in the movie Misery 1990. It focuses on the discourse of Annie in the front-stage and back-stage and how her personality differs in both cases. In collecting the data, I transcribed Annie?s conversations and the chosen conversations represent Annie?s personality in both front-stage and back-stage. The analysed data shows a huge difference between Annie in the front-stage and Annie in the back-stage. Annie in the front stage looks lovely and friendly while in the back stage she speaks in a violent, harsh and threating way.
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