THE MOTIVE OF LONELINESS IN O. IRVANETS’ (“RIVNE/ROVNO (THE WALL): KIND OF A NOVEL”) AND Y. MELNIK’S (“THE DISTANT SPACE”) DYSTOPIAS

  • V. M. Nikolaenko
  • N. V. Zubets
Keywords: dystopia, postmodern novel, the motive of loneliness, existentialism, the conflict with the societ

Abstract

This article is dedicated to one of the most essential problem of the last two centuries and its representation in modern Ukrainian dystopian novels. The phenomenon of loneliness turned into one of the most popular motives for different kinds of literature all over the world, and there’re a huge amount of various points of view and attitudes to this subject.

The motive of human’s loneliness in a big world was represented by some artists, who tried to find out the root of evil in the society, starting regime critics, destruction or distortion of utopian ideas, which were about to inspire people and make them happy. This scientific research is a try to find out some common and different peculiarities in describing a lonely person in a dreadful dystopian society with no freedom, real happiness, truth and justice. O.Irvanets shows how a lonely person can be helpless and confused without national consciousness and a real native place to come back. Y.Melnik represents another type of a lonely man, who suddenly figured out that his own life doesn’t matter at all, and he’s only a tiny part of a huge government machine. Both of authors explain the reasons of characters’loneliness, which totally depends on the specific of dystopian society, where people were turned into faceless executors of one’s will.

This kind of research is deeply connected with sociological and philosophical problems and is another level in studying the motive field of loneliness, analysis of this phenomenon in a global discourse.

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Published
2017-06-20
How to Cite
Nikolaenko, V. M., & Zubets, N. V. (2017). THE MOTIVE OF LONELINESS IN O. IRVANETS’ (“RIVNE/ROVNO (THE WALL): KIND OF A NOVEL”) AND Y. MELNIK’S (“THE DISTANT SPACE”) DYSTOPIAS. Bulletin of Zaporizhzhia National University. Philological Sciences, (1), 17-21. Retrieved from http://journalsofznu.zp.ua/index.php/philology/article/view/625