The role of language and of speech, is to give substance to the ideas and thoughts that need to be transferred from one to another. It is the power to give or take away life because it is the power to give or take away meaning. This 5 page paper suggests that Margaret Atwood, in her essay, An End To Audience, touches upon that power and how it is used in literature. Maxine Hong Kingston, in No Name Woman, skillfully exemplifies the use of language and speech as a tool in the socialization process. No additional sources are listed.
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