THE NOVEL “THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES” BY SUZANNE COLLINS: PROBLEMATICS AND SYSTEM OF CHARACTERS
Keywords:problematics, system of images, archetype of Persona, archetype of Shadow, archetype of Child, archetype of Animus, archetype of Spirit, hermeneutics
The Purpose of the Study is the theoretical substantiation of the problematics and the system of images in Suzanne Collins's novel “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”. The Research Methodology. The research was based on the text of the author's novel and scientific works by leading scholars. These sources became the empirical basis of the study. The purpose of this article was achieved with the help of the research methods used (descriptive method, semantic and semantic, comparative, mythopoetic analysis, method of direct observation, method of interpretation, method of discourse analysis), as well as research methods (analysis, synthesis, induction, deduction, etc.). The Scientific Novelty is that it provides a comprehensive analysis of the issues and image system of Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” using the basics of archetypal hermeneutics. The Conclusions. The work of the American writer of the twenty-first century, Suzanne Collins, has caused a wave of interest in her work, especially after the film adaptation of the Hunger Games novels. The prequel to the series of books is the novel “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”. This article identifies the main issues of the work (totalitarianism of state power, devaluation of human life, violation of human rights, and the confinement of a person in a prison of the mind) and analyzes the system of images through the prism of archetypal hermeneutics.
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