"Class mad people" in works by B. Pidmohylny and B. Antonenko-Davydovych

Жигун, Сніжана Віталіївна (2016) "Class mad people" in works by B. Pidmohylny and B. Antonenko-Davydovych Таїни художнього тексту (19). pp. 10-17. ISSN 0000-0000

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Abstract

The article deals with investigation of artistic realization of "class mad people" image in V. Pidmohylny's short story "From the house life" and B. Antonenko-Davydovych's story “Combing-out”. The title image shows the repressiveness of the Soviet system where the ideology dominates in all spheres of life. It has been found out, that socio-historical circumstances, the pressure of which the characters’ mentality can't stand, are the reason of crisis in both works. But in V. Pidmohylny's short story the madness is also interpreted as refusal of reality, the last argument of the powerless person in the conflict with all-powerful system. Therefore image of the "class mad" old woman appeals to mercy of society. On the contrary in B. Antonenko-Davydovych's story the character bids defiance to the system, and his madness assessment is perceived as a way of his public repression. The replaceable narrator’s point of view which moves from the character to the surrounding people shows the existentialist conflict between individuality and crowd. Different interpretation of "mental catastrophes" (B. Antonenko-Davydovech) can be explained by changes in perception of the personality role in the conflict with the system after The Second World War. The feeling of human powerlessness before the all-powerful system is replaced by conviction in need of individual revolt under the existentialism influence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: "class madman"; totalitarian system; repression; image of madness, interpretation; neurotic character;
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Інститути > Інститут філології > Кафедра української літератури, компаративістики і грінченкознавства
Depositing User: Сніжана Віталіївна Жигун
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2016 08:11
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2016 08:11
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/15414

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