Carnivalization is the concept of the Russian literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin, developed during his attribution of the real medieval carnival to the literary-artistic procedure based on the works of French writer François Rabelais in his work Rabelais and His Work. Carnivalization is a period of time that serves as a release valve, the possibility of relaxation and resistance to the repression of everyday life, which can come from everyday relationships as well as from society, system or ideology. At the same time, it carries a renewal function when it kills the repressed human aspirations, longings, ideals with the elements of repentance, so that a person may be born anew into a better version of themselves at the end of the carnival. Throughout time, the concept has been changing and adapting due to both environment and time. The carnivalization is in a different role in the novels The Journey to the End of Spring and Moscow-Petushki; for Vitomil Zupan it serves as a way of the main character's renewal, for Yerofeyev it is resistance to the ruling ideology, consequently overcoming the totalitarian discourse.