FUNCTIONS OF STYLISTIC CONVERGENCE IN ‘WHITE TEETH’ BY ZADIE SMITH

Lena ZAMORSHCHIKOVA

This article attempts to research characters’ relationships in a fictional text, their feelings and attitudes, their personal characteristics and world views with the help of the strategy of stylistic convergence and its functions. Convergence performs the stylistic functions of characterization, description, emotiveness and evaluation and might be an effective tool to help the reader to decode the characters’ system of values and world views, to see and experience reality through their eyes.

Key words: convergence, stylistic function, stylistic means, character’s value system, character’s world view