Topics: Stephen King, Literature, The Shawshank Redemption Pages: 33 (8971 words) Published: May 19, 2014


Институт иностранных языков

Кафедра теории и практики иностранных языков

Зав. кафедрой теории и практики иностранных языков ______________к.ф.н., профессор Н.Л.Соколова «______»_______________2014 г.

на тему

«Naturalism in the work of Stephen King “The Shawshank Redemption”»

035700 – Лингвистика

Студент группы ЛД 303 (3 КУРС)
Студенческий билет № _____________
Шардыко Н.В._______И.О.Фамилия
«______»_______________2014 г.

Старший преподаватель, кафедра теории и практики иностранных языков _____________________Н.В.Болдовская
Научный консультант
к.ф.н., профессор, академик МАНПО


Москва 2014


The actuality of topic research

As the artistic language and set of aesthetic and philosophical principles of creativity, naturalism (from french naturalisme, from latin natura) - is one of the main non-normative styles of the European and American literature of XIX-XX centuries. It should be emphasized that many writers of that times worked in naturalism style and without their works it is even difficult to imagine literature of XX century. Naturalism has several dimensions. The first is related to the fact that it is appeared by rejecting its immediate predecessor romanticism , as well as various post-romanticism formations. Naturalism represented a new generation of authors, who wanted to express themselves “directly”, relying on the language capabilities of personal nature and dreaming to approve their own vision on creativity appointment. However, they meant not the nature in general, not the external image of nature towards the writer, which he reproduces by the normative style, conceptualizes or describes, but the nature created by the author itself. The nature of creativity, in the view of naturalists, exists already before the experience as it is predetermined by race, temperament, heredity, type of mentality and it is free, has a continuing character as it is revealed in a new way in every artistic experience, structuring and giving to it a personal tone. Naturalists – are new pantheists. They believe in the writer as in a mysterious person of modern civilization. Despite the admiration of the man-made nature (railways, mines, passages), which they poeticize, romanticize and even deified in their own way, naturalists are full of tragic relationship to being, what, in fact, allows to relate their work to the era of decadence, “the end of century”. In the main element of contemporary nature, a man, they see a crack or catastrophe in action. In the place where nature stately “grows and multiplies” serenely comes and goes, the humanity is followed by fatality. This circumstance has a social and biological background. Having created the modern civilization full of cities, banks, factories, industrial agriculture , a person has not only glorified himself as genius, but also distinguished himself as a criminal. Instead of “paradise” and “crystal palace” he dwells in the shadowy world – owns everything, but has nothing. Violence over the land, nature of work, “the little people of the world”, the body (marriage or prostitution), animals for capital and unabashed multiplying of wealth has led to social disharmony, degeneration and most importantly to the devaluation of what people seem to be most natural - love. However, reviled and driven to the “underground” nature is of revenge - overthrows the bourgeois world: explodes by disasters, uprisings of workers, war between man and woman. The most terrible revenge – is revenge of love. The main accusation of civilization by naturalists is included in the fact that love which is in nature, on the contrary to biological...
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