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SOURCE:   Philological Sciences. Issues of Theory and Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2018. 11. Part 1. P. 131-135. ISSN 1997-2911.
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https://doi.org/10.30853/filnauki.2018-11-1.27

DISAPPOINTED EXPECTATION AS A MAJOR ELEMENT OF HUMOUR CREATION IN JEEVES AND WOOSTERS NOVELS BY P. G. WODEHOUSE

Mekheda Marina Ivanovna, Raemgulova Ruslana Shakirovna
Tyumen State University

Gymnasium 21


Submitted: 15.08.2018.
Abstract. The article is devoted to the study of the phenomenon of deceived expectations as the basis for creating a comic effect in the series of literary works by P. J. Wodehouse with Jeeves and Wooster as major protagonists. The heroes of the novels are presented as opposites, the social status of whom is opposed to their human traits and intellectual characteristics, which is beautifully conveyed by the author by violating the socioeconomic stereotypes of the heroes speech. The aim of the study is to identify and analyze the linguistic features of the speech of the heroes at various levels that follow the pattern of the mismatch of socioeconomic stereotypes thanks to which the comic effect is achieved. The work raises pressing issues of correlation of speech characteristics and socioeconomic stratification.
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