Signs In Caricature From Satire To Profound Pragmatic Discourse: A Study On The Function Of Signs And Narrative Sequences

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  • Ahmad Bsharat

Abstract

Today, caricatures can be looked at as one of the means of communication discourse that deepens the meaning sent to the recipient. The caricature is no longer just ironic, but it can rather function as an efficient tool to motivate the recipient to accomplish the narrative logically and profoundly, as well as help the recipient to explore the mystical narrative behind the markings and signs. Sometimes, the caricature operates more eloquently than other forms of verbal and written discourse. The research confirms that the visual narrative is no different from the verbal and written narrative and that the brain can organize ideas sequentially based on the sequence of visual signs in drawings or images. This research assumes that the signs in the visual narrative are offset by acoustic, grammatical, and semantic representations stored in the brain and that the signs motivate the brain to conjure them according to the structure of the narrative. Thus, the research assumes that the signs interact with the context to make it easier to change the stored meaning in the mind into a new connotation based on various acoustic and verbal contexts. These assumptions are tested by analyzing a series of caricatures from a semiotic point of view through two strategies: The first includes reading the narrative sequence among several drawings associated with a duplicate pragmatic context, and the second is through reading the semantic change of markers due to the significance of the new contexts in which they were used. One result of the research is that caricatures intensify meaning and deepen the peak of the narrative using a few signs because the sings can stimulate the brain to imagine meanings and make post-narrative predictions.

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2024-02-17

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Bsharat, A. . (2024). Signs In Caricature From Satire To Profound Pragmatic Discourse: A Study On The Function Of Signs And Narrative Sequences. Migration Letters, 21(S6), 650–665. Retrieved from https://migrationletters.com/index.php/ml/article/view/7980

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