THE FOUNTAINHEAD: SPECIFICS OF MALE CHARACTERS’ VERBALIZATION IN THE NOVEL BY AYN RAND
In the current piece under the title “The Fountainhead: Specifics of Male Characters’ Verbalization in the Novel by Ayn Rand”, the authors make an attempt to analyze the verbalization, actualization and representation of central male literary characters of the novel “The Fountainhead” (1943) by the American writer and philosopher Ayn Rand. The subjects of the study are four main male literary characters: Howard Roark, Peter Keating, Gale Wynand and Ellsworth Toohey. The authors of the article set themselves the task of analyzing a number of relevant scientific works devoted to problems of verbalization, actualization, and the use of stylistic techniques used by the writers of literary fiction (on the example of the novel by Ayn Rand) to create an artistic image, which in its turn should interact with the readership and convey the ideas of the writer in question. The authors of the current investigation conclude that the artistic literary images of Ayn Rand’s novel “The Fountainhead” are verbalized with the help of a wide range of stylistic devices and other expressive means; Ayn Rand effectively transmits the verbalized emotional state, involving the main of its components: situational, evaluative, sociocultural, lingno-cognitive, and the like.