MULTIPLICATION OF CHARACTERS–DUPLETS IN PETRE M. ANDREEVSKI’S NOVEL “TUNNEL”
This article represents a detailed analysis of the characters’ traits in the novel “Tunnel” by Petre M. Andreevski, published for the first time in 2003 at the Publishing Center “Tri”-Skopje. Regarding the semiotic theory for the literary character, a quite solid determination of the notion of comprehending the characters- duplets (as for the characters- synonyms) was offered. In this interpretative paper the author’s attention precisely remains to character-duplets in the novel “Tunnel” considering quite complex semantic areas for the three characters in it: Igor, Goran Pakovski and Dejan Medarov. Following the narrative program of these three characters it can be noted that they actually are functioning as one actor in regard of the fact that their predicative functions gravitate towards one character which is the novel’s narrator (I-form for narrating) i.e. Nevena. Therefore for the author’s analysis the oppositions (characters- opposites) have core significance to all three characters in terms of the narrator (Igor vs Nevena; Goran Pakovski vs Nevena, Dejan Medarov vs Nevena). As a general conclusion from the characters-duplets analysis in “Tunnel” by Andreevski, the author applies the thesis that those characters in this Macedonian novel are key narrative elements, meaning the characters-duplets are actually the fundament of the narrative structure in the novel by Petre M. Andreevski.