UDC 81-11

LINGUAL AND STYLISTIC REPRSENTATIONOF SOCIOPATHY AND OTHER MENTAL DISORDERS IN JIM THOMPSON’S NOVEL “THE KILLER INSIDE ME”

Knyazeva Maria Viktorovna
Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
student

Abstract
The article is dedicated to the investigation lingual and stylistical devices which help to express diverse mental disorders in Jim Thompson's novel "The killer inside me". The issues studied concern versatile features of mental diseases representation and also their types and the roles which they play. The conclusion is that sociopathy is expressed via extensive inner monologue, antithesis. The main character can also be described by having high level of aggression when trying to fulfil his wishes. The novel is also rich in symbols.

Keywords: aggression, antithesis, Jim Thompson, mental disorders, sociopathy


Article reference:
Knyazeva M.V. Lingual and stylistic reprsentationof sociopathy and other mental disorders in Jim Thompson's novel “The killer inside me” // Philology and literature. 2015. № 6 [Electronic journal]. URL: http://philology.snauka.ru/en/2015/06/1563

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