Belaya E.I. A character’s Profession in the Belarusian Prose of the First Third of the 20th century: Social and Aesthetic Philosophical Value
In fiction, a character’s profession is indicative of a character’s social role, and it has a symbolic and metaphorical meaning. This article explores the professions that were widespread in the social and cultural space of Belarus since the early 20th century – a teacher, doctor, postman, village correspondent. Some professions are considered from the perspective of a person’s self-realization, their participation in social creativity. The research aims to prove that it is important to take into account both the system of values and the professional background of the heroes while forming a typology as profession itself has a historical, universal, or timeless meaning. The article serves to establish systemic links between the Belarusian novelists Ya. Kolas, K. Chorny, M. Gаretsky, to name just a few.
rofession, social role, concept of personality, artistic type, personality traits, symbolism, metaphorical meaning