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- Culture code
The cultural code reflects the structure of personality. The social reason in the Russian spiritual tradition was opposed to the sacred mind of the holy fools, who seemed like crazy. This confrontation determines the specifics of the sacred and social codes of Russian culture. Chatsky realizes the social rationalistic reason of the European type. Chatsky's suffering becomes one of the conditions for the spread of rationalism in Russian culture, since the Russian cultural code includes compassion for the persecuted, based on the worship of the Divine Sufferer Christ. The sacred code of Russian culture is mainly determined by the theology of kenosis, thanks to which Russia sacralizes the persecuted, holy fools, and martyrs. The persecuted Chatsky seems to be one of them, although he does not belong to a sacred culture. He is a secular counterpart of the persecuted Christ and an analogue of the Old Testament prophets who denounced the people.
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TY - CONF AU - Svetlana Gerasimova AU - Elena S. Pak PY - 2023 DA - 2023/03/24 TI - “Woe From Wit”: The Problem of the Russian National Character BT - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Inter-Cultural Communication (ICELAIC 2022) PB - Athena Publishing SP - 47 EP - 52 SN - 2949-8937 UR - https://doi.org/10.55060/s.atssh.230322.008 DO - https://doi.org/10.55060/s.atssh.230322.008 ID - Gerasimova2023 ER -