ABSTRACT

Chapter 3 dives into the theoretical framework for this book: The merging of different areas of knowledge such as corpus stylistics, discourse analysis, and characterisation. By using both a quantitative and a qualitative analysis, the hypotheses presented in this book will be supported or refuted not only by numbers but also by literary criticism. Furthermore, there is also a brief insight into the main theoretical background that will be followed when analysing the male characters of the corpus: Terms of address using vocatives, speech acts through verbs of direct speech, and body language with verbs of movement and the usage of body parts in the narrative.