The Concept of “Movement” as a Component of National Picture of the World in A.P. Chekhov’s Story “Dreams”

(Taganrog Institute named by Anton Chekhov (branch of the University) RSUE)

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to characterize the place of the concept of “movement” in the semantic-stylistic system of A.P. Chekhov’s story “Dreams”. The article reveals the language means used for implementing the concept of "movement" in the story, analyzes the contextual interaction of the motive of movement with other semantic motives and characterizes the connection
between the concept of "movement" and literary space and literary time of A.P. Chekhov’s story.
Methods: The article uses a semantic-stylistic method of a literary text analysis.
Results: Words with semantics of movement that belong to different parts of speech are widely used in the text of A.P. Chekhov’s story. Words with semantics of movement interact with each other and contrast with words denoting obstacles. In the text vocabulary with the semantics of movement expresses information about the facts of the depicted reality as well as conceptual information. In the story movement is symbolically connected with a desire for freedom.
Conclusion: The author concludes that contextual interaction of the language means expressing the idea of movement with the language means expressing the idea of freedom makes A.P. Chekhov’s story "Dreams" to be the author’s individual literary interpretation of the Russian language picture of the world.
concept, semantics, language picture of the world, verb, participle, adverbial participle, contextual interaction

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