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Encounter of diversities

Dragana Litričin-Dunič

In imagological context, an image has a wide receptive and information power and handles a range of related terms, such as delusions, prejudices, stereotypes, myths, mentality, and otherness. In literature, the repertoire of stereotypes, as we know, is not just for entertainment, but also teaching, it is the first step in reading literary encounters of different cultures, it is a provocative speech on intercultural communication. In Signs near the Travel Road, Andric spoke numerous times of one's powerlessness to create a reliable and complete image, and emphasized that the image we have of ourselves is never correct. Images that we create about ourselves, due to the complexity and inscrutability of human being, often change, as well as the subjective perceptions we have of others and which are based on the ever-changing external circumstances that often determine our point of view. In this paper we shall talk about the imagology, and about the characters of femmes fatales in Andric's work that are actually "projections" (in the psychological sense) of what others see in them, their fatality is at the level of imagined characteristics attributed by the environment, they are the mirror of someone else's dream.

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