A Calvary of Human Being in Three Dissident Novels (Comparative Analysis on the Main Characters of the Respective Novels: (Comparative Analysis on the Main Characters of the Respective Novels: "Doctor Zhivago", "One Day of Ivan Denisovich", "Odin Mondva

Eriola Agalliu

Abstract


The methodological strategy of this study is to take a comparative approach to analyse the three heroes of the dissident literature. Our analysis will focus on three characters of prominent Russian and Albanian literature: - Yuri Zhivago ("Doctor Zhivago" B. Pasternack), Ivan Denisovich Chuhov ("One day of Ivan Denisovich" A. Solzhenitsyn), Odin Mondvalsen ("Odin Mondvalsen" K. Trebeshina). We will try, through text analysis, to shed light on how these characters in the respective novels are artistically portrayed. Seemingly distant, each of them carries the burden of personal and social drama of their time representing at the same time the anti-hero of socialist realism. Their perspective on the world and life in general, their reactions in front of violence and terror, their struggle for survival, are the key analysis points. From Zhivago (doctor and poet) to Chuhov (simple Russian peasant) and then to Odin Mondvalsen (an imprisoned patient), we see basically the transfiguration of the same social being. Placed side by side, this trinity of characters represents the grotesque human drama under the dictatorship.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n11p106


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