In the article the authoress puts forward the idea that the drastic description of physiology in Unilowski's novel 'Sharing a room' is not its 'naturalistic element', but is meant to construct a symbolically marked space. Analyzing the design of the flat described by Unilowski, she concludes that it is a symbolic expression of his anthropological beliefs referring to the nature and man's duty. In this view a man is captivated by his physicality and can only strive to limit its power over himself; the aim of man's life should be a Norwidian combination of the Beauty and Work, which Unilowski signals by juxtaposing a gloomy sphere of biology (put in a blind kitchen) with the light which falls into the room through the window together with voices of a beautiful singing at work. Norwid supports, as she sees it, not only the ideological significance of the novel, but also the use of secretion motive.
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