On the basis of an underinvestigated novel by George Orwell the article poses a problem of narrative representation of the past. The analysis reveals the relative and permeable nature of the past, the present and the future as well as of the figures and voices of character, narrator, author and narratee. Strategies to represent the past in the text of «Coming Up for Air» are considered.наррататора. Также моделируются стратегии представления прошлого в повествовательном тексте романа «Глотнуть воздуха».
The research of reflective processes and personality development was conducted with participation of 259 respondents aged from 14 to 25. We measured the ego development level, different facets of reflectiveness and the Big Five traits. The data demonstrates the significant linear dependencies between the forms of reflectiveness and the ego development levels.