IDENTITY REPRESENTATION IN SOCIAL SPHERES THROUGH THE USE OF SPECIFIC LINGUISTIC REALIZATIONS IN MOHSIN HAMID’S EXIT WEST
The application of critical stylistics theory and political discourse theory in the social realms of Mohsin Hamid's novel Exit West is investigated in this research (2017). The purpose of this article is to describe and identify how the main characters in Exit West are affected by migration as depicted through language. The findings are intended to demonstrate that migrants face significant challenges in their social lives. Four to five tools were chosen for this study from a broad list of Critical Stylistics tools, and their frequency and percentage were determined using MS xcel to extract data from the text. It will be helpful to be aware of the text's frequent usage of linguistic choices. The political discourse theory of Laclau and Mouffe is applied to them (2010). The results will be discussed to show how language analysis combined with textual observations allows for a better understanding of the migration phenomenon and identity conflicts among the characters.