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2012 | XIV/2 | 129-140
Article title

Motywy folklorystyczne w przestrzeni artystycznej opowiadania Herberta Georga Wellsa Piękny strój

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Folkloristic Motifs in the Artistic Space of The Beautiful Suit by Herbert George Wells
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Abstracts
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The elements of symbiosis between a literary work and fable are clearly reflected in the structure of Herbert George Wells short story The Beautiful Suit that was published originally as A Moonlight Fable. The distinct allusion of the author about the title as well as the fact of two titles indicates similarity to folkloristic genre and gives posibility to perceive the story in two ways: literary work and fable. The typical semantics of folkloristic works is introduced by a number of constant formulas and motifs. They are conditioned by the function of moonlight topos that creates the opposition man – moon. The determining character of this antithesis implies the main division of the text and provides the paradigmatic sequence man – earth – mortal life versus moon – heaven – eternity that constitutes the fundamental element to model the basic relationships of the space and time structure. As well as in the sources of mythology and folklore the motif of the moon in the Wells’s short story introduces the aspect of duality of the depicted world, has an allegorical effect on the protagonist’s fate that touches the secret of existence and happiness.
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Pages
129-140
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Dates
published
2012
Contributors
  • Uniwersytet Gdański
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Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
ISSN
1509-1619
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-0fa7beb1-ca85-4e19-990b-319804798118
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