Representation of Consciousness in fictional characters in Arnošt Lustig’s prose Cover Image

Zobrazení vědomí fikčních postav v prózách Arnošta Lustiga
Representation of Consciousness in fictional characters in Arnošt Lustig’s prose

Author(s): Ingrid Chytilová
Subject(s): Psychology, Fiction, Czech Literature, Existentialism, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Philosophy of Mind
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Arnošt Lustig; existence; fictional worlds; ghetto; concentration camp; consciousness; narrator;

Summary/Abstract: The study focuses on characters in Arnošt Lustig’s prose. It primarily focuses on the consciousness in fictional characters. As a theoretical basis we chose publications Poetics (2001) Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan, Story and Discourse (2008) Seymour Chatman, Individuals in the Narrative Worlds Uri Margolin and Transparent Minds: Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction Dorrit Cohn. Aristotle’s concept of mimetic character, as an imitation of human beings, which followed formalist and structuralist poetics, consisted mainly of subordination “acting person” storyline. The relation of the characters to the storyline, so in the case of Lustig’s character is superiority characters story, because in narrative occupy a dominant position. We are interested in the interior world of the characters in autor´s prose. We observe consciousness of characters, emotions and experiences in the fictional world. The aim of the study observes ways of presenting the characters in the narrative, both from the point of view of the narrator, so from the perspective of the characters. Uri Margolin Individuals in the Narrative Worlds provides information that the person in the narrative can be regarded as a series of temporary conditions attached to each other.

  • Issue Year: 18/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 83-99
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Czech