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The Woman Portrait In The Modern English Literature


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the presentation is aimed at analyzing of the Woman Portrait in modern English literature and includes the analysis of woman characters from 3 short-stories "Shooting Season" by Steve Copling, "Being Stolen From" , and "Mr. Tennyson" by William Trevor

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The Woman Portrait In The Modern English Literature

  1. 1. The Woman Portrait in the Modern English Literature <br />
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  3. 3. Portrait<br />is one of the means of art characteristic in literature with the help of which a writer depicts the typical character of the heroes and show his idea attitude to them through their image: constitution, face, clothes, gestures and manners. <br />
  4. 4. The portrait of a character has both the individual traits and typical ones <br />Typical traits<br /><ul><li>A character is shown as a social and historic person
  5. 5. A character is shown as a representative of a definite social period/epoch
  6. 6. A character is a representative of a definite social level and social group</li></ul>Individual traits<br /><ul><li>A character has an unrepeatable personality
  7. 7. A character acts in a manner according to his/her individual mixture of principles and moral preoccupations</li></li></ul><li>Naturalism / Realism<br /><ul><li> Portraits of characters are close to the reality and bear some signs of typicalness
  8. 8. the author underlines in the characters usual, everyday sides of character which have nothing in common with something exclusive or extraordinary</li></li></ul><li>
  9. 9. Romanticism / Science Fiction <br /><ul><li>The author show characters pushing from routine and everyday life
  10. 10. Characters are shown as being unique persons in extraordinary situations
  11. 11. Portraits of characters have a lot of unusual, exaggerated and sometimes even fantastic traits</li></li></ul><li>
  12. 12. Analysis of 3 types of woman portrait from: <br /><ul><li>A Shooting Season
  13. 13. Being Stolen From
  14. 14. Mr Tennyson</li></li></ul><li>A Shooting Season<br />The main character – Anna<br />The author doesn’t idealize her<br />She even has some negative traits of character: being too self-critical, sometimes she commits errors, she doesn’t think of the consequences of her actions, she is a bit jealous > the character is close to the reality<br />But: the author sets her in a mixture of usual and extraordinary situations. <br />
  15. 15. Being Stolen From <br />The main character – Norma Lacy<br />She is described as a mediocre woman: <br /><ul><li> sheepish
  16. 16. irresolute / diffident
  17. 17. listless
  18. 18. depressed </li></ul>The author sets her in usual problematic situations to which she can’t find any solution <br />> the character is absolutely usual and hackneyed <br />
  19. 19. Mr Tennyson<br />The main character – Jenny<br />The author describes her appearance as being rather usual but pretty<br />In some way he idealizes her<br />The author gives her traits of character both of an adolescent and of a mature woman<br />> The character is shown as usual but the actions and some description of her bear some idealising attitude of the author <br />