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The article deals with the implementation of the concept of «Freedom» and the associated motif of loneliness in the works of A. S. Grin. A parallel is drawn between the writer and the hero of his novel «The Shining World» Drood – a man with the ability to fly. According to the author, a person who is different from others, who has talent, is doomed to resist the society that seeks to deprive him of his freedom, to prevent him from realizing his talent. For a creative person, freedom becomes a desirable, but almost unattainable condition for the realization of talent. Internal freedom, independent of the influence of society and determined by the gift of man to control his inner world, is able to compensate to some extent for the lack of external freedom. It is revealed that the concept of «Freedom» in the works of A. S. Grin is closely related to the motif of loneliness, which is understood by the author contradictory: on the one hand, it is mandatory, along with freedom, a condition of creativity, on the other it is a curse associated with the impossibility of adequate relations with others. In the novel «The Shining World» flight is a symbol of creative freedom, of the person and the criterion by which the hero is radically different from others and due to which he cannot be accepted by them. The main character, as well as a writer, is not able to obtain true freedom, and is doomed to solitude, to save from which only death can.


Alexander Green, «The Shining World», the concept of «Freedom», creativity, loneliness