Image of The Main Heroine Of “Arch of Triumph” By E.M. Remarque: Grammatical and Syntactic Aspect

Document Type : Research Article


Department of theory and practice of translation, Institute of International Relations, Kazan Federal University



The article is devoted to the identification of grammatical and syntactic means of language as a means of introducing the image of the main heroine of the novel “Arch of Triumph” by Erich Maria Remarque. Based on the analysis of the first chapter of the novel, it is concluded that the task of introducing and transmitting the image of the main heroine is realized by the author through the use of a number of grammatical constructions, in particular, various forms of the subjunctive, primarily relying on the modal meaning of optativity (desirability). In addition, the author reveals such stylistic technique as contrasting sentences in two moods: subjunctive and indicative, which serves to strengthen the contrast between the real and unreal, real and desirable, while realizing the author’s intention to immerse the reader in the world of doubts that torment the soul of the main character. At the same time, it has been established that a characteristic feature of the author’s language in the studied novel is the use of simple sentences.