The Concept of “A Literary Hero” in English and Uzbek Historical Novels

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Umarova Makhliyo Yunusovna


The article is devoted to the study of comparative analysis of the concept of “literary hero” in English and Uzbek historical novels based on Walter Scott’s novel “Ivanhoe”and AbdullaKadiriy’s novel “Bygone Days”.

Literary hero is often used the concepts “character”, ”personage”, ”image”, “type” and “acting person”. Sometimes they are differentiated: literary heroes are called characters, drawn more multifaceted and more significant for the work’s idea. The concept of “literary hero” refers only to actors close to the author’s ideal of a person (the so-called hero) or embodying a heroic principle (for example, heroes of epics, epics, and tragedies). However, it should be noted that literary criticism of these concepts, along with the concepts of "character", "type" and "image" are interchangeable.

The novelty of the research is to clarify the history expressed in the first English historical novel “Ivanhoe” and first Uzbek historical novel “Bygone days” with the expressiveness of “a literary hero’ in them. There are some varieties in describing the literary heroes of different country writers. In our article, we gave some features of English and Uzbek writers in describing “literary hero”.

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