Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 10. Number 3 September 2019                                          Pp.133-150
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol10no3.9 

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Order and Chaos in Young Adult Science Fiction: A Critical Stylistic Analysis 

Suroor Yaseen Mustafa
Department of English, College of Education for Women
University of Baghdad, Jadiriya, Baghdad, Iraq

Huda H. Khalil
Department of English, College of Education for Women
University of Baghdad, Jadiriya, Baghdad, Iraq

 

 

Abstract:
With the challenges and revolutionary changes in the world, it is essential that the sources of social power direct the communities towards the right path that leads to a brighter future, especially when it comes to young adults. Young adults represent a critical social group that needs special attention. Therefore, the present paper tackles one of the fascinating literary genres to young adults; young adult science fiction. The paper attempts to investigate how the social themes of order and chaos are delivered to young adults in young adult science fiction through conducting a critical stylistic analysis of certain extracts in selected young adult science fiction novels. The linguistic tool employed for the critical stylistic analysis is negation for its prevalent use in the discourse, in general, and for its textual effectiveness in rendering hidden ideologies, whether intended or unconscious.
Keywords: chaos, critical stylistics, dystopia, Ernst Cline, James Dashner, negation, order, science fiction, young adults

Cite as:   Mustafa, S. Y., & Khalil, H. H. (2019). Order and Chaos in Young Adult Science Fiction: A Critical Stylistic Analysis.
Arab World English Journal10 (3) 133-150.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol10no3.9

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Suroor Yaseen Mustafa holds B. A. in English language and Literature obtained from the
University of Baghdad, College of Education for Women, Department of English. She is an M.
A. candidate in the University of Baghdad, College of Education for Women, Department of
English. She is also a teacher in a high school within the Ministry of Education.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6897-7403