Molnar A. Turgenev and Tolstoy. Motives of Jealousy in Turgenevʼs “The Song of Triumphant Love” and Tolstoyʼs “The Kreutzer Sonata”
The article presents a comparative analysis of “The Song of Triumphant Love” by Ivan Turgenev and “The Kreutzer Sonata” by Leo Tolstoy which defines significant points of specific intertexts of the stories, revealing new meanings. Attention is paid to the words-metaphors presented in the text through their sonic shells. Thus the sound becomes the basis of the text-forming as an index of a motive, reflecting the particular rhythm and tone of the text. Tolstoy’s theory of love and jealousy through music is projected onto Turgenev’s text that focuses on the new discourse and semantics and the ways of creation the fiction on realistic basis. In addition to the similarities of plots in Turgenev’ and Tolstoy stories the text figures interacting semantic fields and common motifs such as betrayal and murder are regarded.
Ivan Turgenev, Leo Tolstoy, song, music, love, jealousy, knife