Personality Type in the Works of V. Mughnetsyan

Scientific Proceedings of  Vanadzor State University Humanitarian and Social Sciences (ISSN 2738-2915)        

2023 vol 1

Personality Type in the Works of V. Mughnetsyan

Susanna Tumanyan


Key words: image, figurative thinking, type, image-character, personality, individuality, strength, heredity.


The newest period of the modern Armenian literature starting from the 60s of the 20th century has strengthened the vein of a person’s glorification, meanwhile unchaining him from the often stereotyped images. The problems of individualization, persuasiveness, originality and truthfulness of the characters in fiction have acquired paramount importance.

The interest towards these aspects is also evident in V. Mughnetsyan’s works, more particularly in his collection “Multipath” and his novels “Sacrifice-offering”, “Aliz”, “New Comers”, and “Taboo”.

In his works V. Mughnetsyan accentuates the personality type and his philosophy of life. The characters are inseparable from time, environment, and roots. The ancestral memory of the image-characters created by him seeks to determine the genetic code of the people. The person, immersed in himself, analyzes his actions, “anatomizes” himself in search of his individuality, in search of his own personality.

    1. Mugnetsyan’s characters are direct bearers of epicism: they are strong and open to the surrounding world. They often embrace the pain of the thousand-year old human past, painfully noting that they have departed from their origins, from the “fabulous apple snatchers”, from their mythical ancestors (David, Mher, and others). Meanwhile the author highlights not only the natural essence of his characters, but also their spiritual and moral connections with the original human.

In his works the writer has managed to solve the difficult task of creating image-characters by revealing their intuitive nature, psychologically grounded conflicts, including those between the hero and his “inner character”.

Mughnetsyan has achieved individualization of his characters by emphasizing the character type, recognizing the importance of strength (physical and spiritual), relating spiritual strength to the character type. The writer puts personality types at the core of the complex relationships of the images and their multi-level connections.