THE IMAGE OF ONE CHARACTER IN GURGEN KHANJYAN՛S "KILL THE SAVIOR" NOVEL
Keywords:Gurgen Khanjian, Kill the Savior, novel, plot, character, Chunak, paganism, Christianity, perspective, inner focus
The article discusses the narrative style of "Kill the Savior" by Gurgen Khanjyan's. With structural method, we presented technical features of one character's perspective. The mode of the story is conditional omniscience of the author limited to the point of view of one character.
The main conflict of the novel is between pagan and Christian worldviews which has been shown for many times in Armenian and world literature. According to Khanjyan, that clash has been modernized to a certain extent and was conducted due to the socio-political transition of independent Armenia. The novel "Kill the Savior" presents the main character Chunak's chain of actions in search of the Savior. Having received an order to kill the savior, Chunak meets various people who, for the most part, convey information about Jesus in a mocking tone. Throughout the action, the Savior never appears in the reader's view. He completely fits into the convention of the missing character. The fact that the Savior is always hidden also contributes to the mystery of his character. In order to present all this more artistically and convincingly G. Khanjyan chose the perspective of one character. The features of that method are consistently preserved throughout the novel.
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