The role of symbols in the shaping of the comic and the tragic in Aleksander Groza’s short story Biała róża Pinettiego [Pinetti’s White Rose] Cover Image
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Rola symboli w kształtowaniu komizmu i tragizmu w opowiadaniu Aleksandra Grozy Biała róża Pinettiego
The role of symbols in the shaping of the comic and the tragic in Aleksander Groza’s short story Biała róża Pinettiego [Pinetti’s White Rose]

Author(s): Anna Szumiec
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article attempts to interpret the symbols used in Aleksander Groza’s short story Biała róża Pinettiego [Pinetti’s White Rose] in terms of the role they play in creating the comic and the tragic effect. Special emphasis is placed on the interpretation of the title, which serves as an introduction to the merging of these aesthetic categories. The author also draws attention to meaningful names, such as Pinetti, Amelia and Daria, and analyses the symbol of cat, whose appearance marks a crucial point in Groza’s story. She refers to a text by another Romantic, The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe, which complements the interpretation of the short story by the Polish writer.The aim is to present in detail the situations depicted in Biała róża Pinettiego [Pinetti’s WhiteRose], which are treated as comic or tragic, but which appear ambiguous after their elements have been interpreted symbolically. This demonstrates that the comic and the tragic blend together.

  • Page Range: 70-78
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish