Gender Representation of Emotions in A.S. Pushkin’s Cycle “The Tales of The Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin Published By A. P.”
The article deals with emotions (joy, grief, surprise, anger, curiosity, shame, fear, sense of guilt) represented through the images of the characters of A. S. Pushkin’s cycle The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin. Two emotional pictures of the world are created and superimposed on each other in the narration: the author’s (male) picture of the world and the generalized one (pseudo-male). A. S. Pushkin gives the role of the main narrator to provincial landowner Belkin, who retells the stories, which he heard from other persons: titular counselor A.G.N., lieutenant-colonel I.L.P., Steward B. V., maiden K.I.T. However, presence of the true author – Pushkin – is revealed in Belkin’s tales, and this makes the narration “two-voice”. Nominations of emotions are almost absent in the text of Belkin’s Tales, there is a moderate quantity of expressions of emotions and a large quantity of their descriptions. Male emotions are represented as more intensive than female emotions. The prevailing male emotion is anger, the predominant female emotion is fear.
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