NARRATIVE FUNCTIONS OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN W. M. THACKERAY’S NOVEL “VANITY FAIR”


  • Natalia Safonova
Keywords: author’s drawing, illustration, visualization, visual and graphic method, verbal text, iconic component, narration

Abstract

The article concentrates on the drawings to the novel ‘Vanity Fair’ in the context of the new literary tendencies. It studies the illustrations functioning in the narrative text structureand their influence on the perception of the novel integrity. The narrative discourse of the novel “Fair of Vanity” is complemented by drawings, which VM Thackeray used his work. The “accompanying” function of illustrations is so great that reading this work without illustrations inevitably leads to the loss of a certain meaning and a holistic understanding of the idea laid down by the author. In addition, VM Thackeray uses drawings-letters that represent the characters and set the mood of the story. Most of the illustrations of the “Vanity Fair” are life scenes on the full page and titled by the author. The analysis of genre illustrations convinces that the pictorial element not only informs as verbal, but also through associations expands the semantic plan of the story.

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Published
2021-08-02
How to Cite
Safonova, N. (2021). NARRATIVE FUNCTIONS OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN W. M. THACKERAY’S NOVEL “VANITY FAIR”. Anglistics and Americanistics, 1(18), 133-139. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15421/382121
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RELEVANT ISSUES OF LITERARY STUDIES AND STYLISTICS