The Political Dominance in Maupassant's 'Two friends'

  • Salam Abbas Mahmoud
Keywords: power, dominance, turn-taking, sentence types


Many studies were conducted to explore how dominant a group over other subgroups. Through reviewing some related literature about power and dominance within the field of critical discourse analysis, the present study represents an account for the political representation as being violent and dominant over the other social groups which there role is almost absent. The sample text represents an important period in the history of France, the invention on the hands of the Prussian army during the Second World War. The study has adopted the ideas of Van Dijk concerning power and dominance as being a phenomenon within the social groups and applied them on the type of sentence structures, and turn-taking.