ON POVERTY AND CLASS SYSTEM: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS A SHORT STORY “GOD BE PRAISED” BY AHMAD NADEEM QASMI
Ahmad Nadeem’s God Be Praised is based on a real story and problems seen in the middle class. The role of Maulvi Abul specifically unearths the main themes of the story including poverty and the class system. The undertaken research highlights the causes and effects of both these societal issues especially regarding middle class people. The goal of this research is to look at the concept of class in Pakistani English fiction, The God be praised, tthrough the lens of Marxist critique. This is a comparative research that employs qualitative methods as well as textual analytic tools. In light of a Marxist perspective, Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi shares similar concepts such as class separation based on socioeconomic standing and its implications for the working class. The short narrative depicted the underlying causes and nature of the class system. A qualitative approach is used to analyze the undertaken topic using the theory of ‘Social Stratification’ and Fairclough’s Three Dimensional Model of Critical Discourse Analysis. This work elaborates on how poverty, the class system and tension of dowry can ruin one’s life. The main focus of the research is to avoid; the faith in deceptive appearances of the worldly things, Dowry System because of status.