Archive, Volume 59 (2020)

L. M. Zadorozhna
Dr Hab., Prof., Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv


The article deals with the artistic modality in the story of P. Kulish called “Alexei Odnorog”. In this piece of writing, the author creates the image of character in time of social challenges that shows the accordance with the requirements of time in it. The artist is attracted by functionally antithetical, but emotionally compatible constellate images. It is also reported P. Kulish’s understanding of the role of centripetal and centrifugal forces in deciding events of national importance. P. Kulish depicts both Odnorog father and son as well as the warlord Basmanov as amazing people, who are stars in the era of Tsardom of Russia protracted crisis in the fisrt half of eighteen century and represents a vision of history as a process, in which everything leaves its permanent mark. In the work, the writer declares a perceptive vision of the past, which took the form of a romantic doctrine that can be considered as the creative position of the artist, who saw high-toned person with mature views that determine the essence of events and their true values as the true creator of history

Keywords: modality, historical realities, romantic doctrine

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