Furthermore, there are several themes that Tolstoy focuses on primarily, which are often associated with the depiction of the human existence as a conflict between different sides of the spectrum and Ivan’s tendency to alienate himself from the world. Through this manner, Tolstoy conveys
But while Arkadina’s nature and hypocrisy makes her an impressive character, Nina seems much shallow. Arkadina doesn’t make any efforts bto read the plays written by Konstantin, for she considers him an unsuccessful author, but Nina is a lot more pretentious in her words and actions. Even as the play is nearing the end, she claims to be apologetic and in love with Konstantin, contrary to her inclination towards Trigorin in Act II and Act III. This brings forth her character’s flaw. Arkadina constantly, dotes and is affectionate towards Trigorin, contrary to Nina, whose presence in Konstantin’s life is very inconsistent.
Anna Karenina and Leo Tolstoy’s Genius Jealousy in relationships, along with high stakes and consequences never make for a happy ending, especially in nineteenth century Russia. However, in Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, Anna’s love affair with Count Vronsky leads to unsavory consequences and Levin’s conflicted feelings towards his son creates a near tragedy. Interestingly enough, many events throughout some of the characters’ lives were based on Tolstoy’s own life. From being financially irresponsible when he was young to seriously questioning his own beliefs, the author sets up many different parallels between his life and those he created in the book. In Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, a naïve Anna falls into a torturous love affair leading to themes
In the novel, My Antonia, it expresses multiple themes in different sections of the novel. “Book Four, The Pioneers Women’s Story” has the theme ostracization. The book shows ostracization mainly on one specific character, Antonia. Frequently in the book Antonia is seen ostracizing herself from the people around her. Reading through My Antonia, written by Willa Cather, there seems to be a specific theme, ostracization.
The objective of this essay is to analyse specific elements distinctive to Tarkosy’s 1962 film ‘Ivan’s Childhood’. Tarkosy is considered by some as the most influential and successful director in Soviet history. Ivan’s Childhood was produced during the “thaw” period in the Soviet Union. This essay will argue that Tarkovsy effectively communicates to the responder the horror and fear experienced by children who are subject to war through what the protagonist, Ivan a 12 year old Russian boy is subjected to during World War Two. As a first step, this essay will detail the director’s successful use of dream sequences during the film to demonstrate the innocence of childhood.
For the longevity of world history, women have been forced to take on many roles and occupations. In recent years, women have broken standard gender roles and crafted a life that is one hundred percent their own. However, in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, published in 1866, women are making lives of their own and becoming the providers in their households. Dostoyevsky crafted female characters that make sacrifices to provide for their loved ones. Dostoyevsky’s characters, especially Sonia, have broken many gender roles, and the men of the story have become dependent on Sonia due to her actions.
The female characters in the novel are generally predictable, but not all of them are necessarily stereotypical. Katerina certainly portrays a stereotype of the unfortunate upperclass woman driven into a frenzy due to a change in socioeconomic position (picture the middle-aged rich white woman that ends up losing her wealth and not knowing what to do with herself when she has to somehow manage life without servants and millions of dollars at her disposal. Similarly, Alyona the Pawnbroker is the stereotypical mean old lady that hoards her wealth, insults everyone, thinks she’s and nobody likes. Elaborating further, Katerina, though somewhat stereotypical, offers a different image of madness to contrast with Raskolnikov. Katerina is wrecked by poor circumstance, but will never ever take responsibility for any wrongs or mishaps.
Anna’s Traits How would the Byzantine empire be today if Anna Comnena, a princess born to inherit the throne but died in a nunnery due to a failed attempt of murder, actually inherited the throne? Anna of Byzantium is a novel written by Tracy Barrett in 1998. It is a historical fiction book telling of Anna Comnena, a Byzantine princess and the events that happened to her in her lifetime. Anna Comnena, the ambitious heir the throne of the Roman Empire, was a well educated, arrogant, and vengeful person. Anna Comnena was a well educated person in many ways.
This experience made Medea to hate not only Jason but also all people who took her happiness away. This prompt her to made a decision of killing the king and Jason’s fiancée including her two children. Being deceived by someone is difficult experience especially when it’s primary cause is infidelity of your partner. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy is a novel that talks about Anna’s act of adultery Infidelity is more a social issue in the novel that is common nowadays. Karenin's central complaint to Anna’s affair with Vronsky is not that infidelity is a transgression, or even that it causes him enthusiastic anguish, but instead that society will respond adversely.
Audiences saw through South Pacific, that one could overcome their prejudices and live in harmony with people of other races and cultures. Rodgers and Hammerstein continued to address tolerance in their 1951 show, The King and I. Based on the novel by Margaret Landon, the musical focuses on the relationship between the main character Anna and The King. Anna is a British teacher who is contracted to work for The King of Siam. The two have differing opinions on just about anything imaginable.