STYLISTIC EMBODIMENT OF DICHOTOMY NATURE VERSUS CIVILIZATION IN M. ATWOOD’S NOVEL “SURFACING”


  • Maryna Volkova
Keywords: topicality, analysis, stylistic means, a woman’s look, survival, victimization, selfidentification

Abstract

Having been developed recently, Canadian literature reached rapid results and its representatives gained international popularity. In the article the tendencies at to Margaret Atwood’s creative works in the contemporary literary science as one of the most popular among the Canadian writhers of the XX-XXIst century are studied. Her works, unfortunately, are still poorly studied on the territory of our country. Her novel “Surfacing” made her famous as a writer to whom the embodiment of such true-Canadian topics as a woman’s look to the problems of modern society, dichotomy woman-man, a person as an embodiment of civilized society in contradiction with nature, the search of personal “I” lost in the modern society, the problem of selfidentification as an individual and national identity of a Canadian. M.Atwood became famous for her personal look to the reality: by the eyes of the woman who does not want to live like that, wants to deprive the feeling of a victim. Such a character reflects M.Atwood’s ideas. Studying the peculiarities of the novel, stylistic embodiment of the maim topicality helps to find out the peculiar features which influence the Canadian writers’ creativity, distinguishing nationalpeculiarities which are excepted and influenced the individual style due to the use of different stylistic devices: antithesis, parallel constructions, repetitions, polisyndeton, metaphors, epithets, simile, alliteration, gradation, use of colloquialisms and vulgarisms, short sentences, etc. It was found out the scholars who deal with M.Atwood’s creative works thematic and stylistic peculiarities in Ukraine and abroad.

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Published
2021-08-02
How to Cite
Volkova, M. (2021). STYLISTIC EMBODIMENT OF DICHOTOMY NATURE VERSUS CIVILIZATION IN M. ATWOOD’S NOVEL “SURFACING”. Anglistics and Americanistics, 1(18), 96-103. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15421/382116
Section
RELEVANT ISSUES OF LITERARY STUDIES AND STYLISTICS