The Impact of Colour Foregrounding on the Text of the Novel

Kira Andreeva


The article aims at the discovery of the role of colour foregrounding in the interplay with the actualization of emotional-psychological state of characters in literary text. The significance of the paper is determined by the following. Among various new colour publications psychological testing based on statistical data has prevailed. General explorations, with statistical reports, receive positive reception, the results are, mostly, convincing and relevant. However, a certain research gap concerning such explorations could be revealed. Any scholar is supposed to be interested not only in getting digital results, but also in the research of individual preferences of colour, as well. Literature mirrors the existing differing approaches to colour, whereas most talented creative writers also render individual visualization of the rainbow of colours reflecting their special meanings in the text. The empirical research of this article was provided by the texts of Steven King’s novel:” Rose Madder”. The paper explored the mechanism of intricate connection of actualization of colour: RED, with continuous changes of emotional-perceptional state of the main novel’s character: Rosie. Qualitative interdisciplinary approach provided exciting results. The data evidently prove the success of King’s artistic aim; his undoubted talent and skillful approach to the choice of colour nominations and their foregrounding in novel’s text construal.

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