MORAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL QUESTIONS IN ARSHAK CHOPANYAN’S FICTION

Authors

  • ARMENUHI MURADYAN ASPU

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24234/journalforarmenianstudies.v1i64.91

Keywords:

Arshak Chopanyan, novelist, psychological writer, story, “Souls of a boy”, moral and psychological problems, series of portraits, disdain, sadness, vision, pity

Abstract

The article examines A. Chopanyan’s short fiction. The biographical facts and aesthetic views of the writer played an important role in the work, helping to understand Chopanya’s  works, their peculiarities and  depth.

Arshak Chopanyan is a writer with exceptional talent. He dedicated himself to the homeland,the  people, its history and culture. He is a poet, translator, scientist,critic, public figure. His literary views were greatly influenced by his famous teachers. The « Souls of Boys» Series occupies an important place in his work.He creates a series of portraits and raises moral and psychological questions in each story,examining the fate of the heroes. Many of  his  heroes are despised by  society sometimes they feel guilty and try to atone  for  their sins.

The writer has a lot of interests,but at the center of various topics is  human being.First of  all,he is  attracted by the poor and defensless  people of  the  lower  class,  with their severe mental suffering, gloomy  lifestyle, violated rights,endless  worries  and vain  illusions.

We came to this  conclusion, that  Chopanyan’s prose is characterized by moral and psychological questions,which reflect the secret corners of the soul of human beings, darkness and suffering. The author tries to awaken love, kidness,pity in people attention to the heroes of his story.

Chopanyan’s stories teach the reader to understand the other person’s silence, to  discover  their soul.Chopanyan is a considerate, psychological novelist.

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Published

13.06.2024