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Ogniem, mieczem i wodą
With Fire Sword and Water

The motifs of water in With Fire and Sword by Henryk Sienkiewicz

Author(s): Barbara Szargot
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature
Published by: Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Przyrodniczy im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie
Keywords: historical novel; realism; romantic tradition; Henryk Sienkiewicz

Summary/Abstract: The motifs of water in With Fire and Sword by Henryk Sienkiewicz One can say that in With Water and Sword by Henryk Sienkiewicz water is ubiquitous and serves various functions. It is evident especially. It concerns especially the river (mainly the Dniepr) that plays an important symbolic role, magical. Likewise the entire Ukraine it is shown in accordance with canonical romantic literary representation: Maria by Antoni Malczewski, The Kaniów Castle by Seweryn Goszczyński and poetry of Taras Szewczenko. At the same time it remains a realistic element of the portrayed world.

  • Issue Year: II/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 185-193
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish