For the categories `east` and `west` in the stories `White Fortress` by Ohran Pamuk and Zona Zamfirova by Stevan Sremac

Karanikolova-Cocorovska, Lusi (2015) For the categories `east` and `west` in the stories `White Fortress` by Ohran Pamuk and Zona Zamfirova by Stevan Sremac. Hikmet, Journal of Scientific Reasearch, 13 (25). pp. 30-41. ISSN 1857-5935


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This article deals with the issues east - west in two novels: "White Fortress" by OrhanPamuk and "ZonaZamfirova" by StevanSremac. The focus is on the treatment of these two entities as separate categories, according to their significance in the novels, and also according to their importance to the culture of the East and West. It is determined the analysis of the categories "east" and "west" in the novels "White Fortress" by OrhanPamuk and ZonaZamfirova by StevanSremacod simply because the first claims more treatment of the original to the east and west, in contemplative way, while in the second, these categories are analyzed in terms of their acceptance by the characters, or as already practiced values. In the novel of the Turkish Nobel laureate, the entities "east" and "west" are analyzed in that way so that first are highlighted the differences between East and West from the perspective of both characters, sympathetic first person - narrator and the Teacher. Among them is highlighted their (physical) similarity, which leads to spiritual and mental similarity (respectively proximity) to finally get to the unique lesson that everyone (should) exist for himself with respect to the others. In the novel of the Serbian realist, however, these values are not renowned as strictly separated, namely because they are grown up together in the environment in which they are practiced, so both, the eastern and western civilization values are accepted as their own. The purpose of the article is, by defining in both analyzed novel what is considered as "east" and what is as "West", to indicate the need to outdo the gap between the so-called "Two Worlds", which are essentially the only one and one. Keywords: East, West, Culture, civilization, One of the East, a Westerner.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Philology
Depositing User: Lusi Karanikolova
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2015 10:27
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2015 10:27

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