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dc.contributor.authorHan, Peiyi.
dc.description.abstractThis essay explores the silences and absences in Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country and J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace. In both novels, parts of the plots are purposely left out and characters are silenced or keep silent. Unlike aural silence, literary absences and silences can only be conceived and be meaningful when they are framed by specific contexts. In the novels, what is absent gradually occupies the imaginations of the readers such that they become too loud to remain ignored. These absences and silences is associated with the psychological trauma of Africa's apartheid. While this mental trauma cannot be linguistically expressed by the characters, silence becomes a more viable way of communication.en_US
dc.format.extent37 p.en_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.titleHearing what is not said; seeing what is not written.en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorBede Tregear Scotten_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
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