During the time, people of Communist Russia did not have as many rights as they do now. The people were told what to do, and the people had to do it. Again, Anthem is extremely similar. Nobody had a say in what involved them, and some people despised that. Some people hated not being able to speak their mind.
Dostoevsky’s characters represent various worldviews of the Russian population. Their metaphorical counterparts can be found when looking at the novel through the critical archetypal lense. Fyodor symbolizes the Russian state which has a history of passion and recklessness. Their coffers overflow but are spent on fruitless things like Fyodor’s addiction to alcohol, or his attempt to pay Grushenka to marry him. His reflections on his hard past reflect also on the autocracy of the previous centuries, but both look forward with anticipation (Connolly 83).
In the story, “The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia,” Candace Fleming creates a captivating story of the Russian Revolution as it unfurled. Conservatively, the bélaya kost thought they had a superiority that nobody else possessed, which I can relate to. Secondly, Rasputin had the ability to sweep women off their feet, even though he is rude and liked to boast, which reminds me of a person I know. Lastly, when Fleming describes the children to be sad and nervous while waiting for their parents, it reminds me of a certain point in my life. In the beguiling story, there is a group of wealthy people called bélaya kost felt that they were better than, and higher in rank, than any other Russian.
The story revolves around Pelagueya Nilovna and her son, Pavel who she initially fears will turn out to be like his father- a drunkard, and a useless person who was not a very social person during his lifetime and had not earned a very good image for himself. Pavel instead is much into reading and soon Pelagueya finds out he is into subversive literature and is associated with a group of underground socialists who despise the current system and the way it functions. Her acceptance of the same marks the beginning of her support and presence in the Russian revolution. Initially, as Pavel explains to her his beliefs, she is startled by his ideologies and thinks he is going against God and Czar (the Russian emperor before 1917, who was an equivalent of God for his citizens). It is only after she meets his colleagues that she understands his cause a little better and gradually, becomes a part of the revolution, turning into a revolutionary herself as we see in the end.
The story is about the man named Velchaninov encountering another character, Pavel Pavlovich Trusotsky. Pavel Pavlovich is described as the gentleman with crape on his hat to Velchaninov, but later turned out to be one of his old acquaintances and the husband of Natalia Vassilievna, who was once Velchaninov’s lover. Pavel Pavlovich visited Velchaninov to tell him about the death of Natalia Vassilievna. Therefore, the relationship of those two characters is husband and lover of one lady. The object, if considered as Girard’s triangular mechanism, is Natalia Vassilievna; and the model and the mediator would be Pavel Pavlovich and Velchaninov.
Both the narrator and the protagonist, Chichikov, ignore the individualities of people of lower social standing, the architype of which is the Russian peasant. Gogol tacitly contributes to the idea of people easily blurred into anonymity in a crowd by introducing countless peasants whose stories are not returned to or
The oppression endured by the Russian people was extreme. Peasants barely survived tilling the fields of wealthy landlords, and workers labored 14-hour days in the industrial sweatshops of Russia’s capitalists. Frequent uprisings against these conditions rocked city and countryside, and the people were open to revolutionary ideas. Lenin and the Russian Communist Party (the Bolsheviks) showed the people that the source of their oppression was capitalism, and the solution lay in socialism. At the time of the victory of the Russian Revolution in October 1917, Lenin’s views on socialism and how to build it were limited.
Although Oliver’s inspiration for her writing was the majestic nature surrounding her house, she writes as if she were a romantic poet from centuries ago. Her writing displays the main characteristics of the time period, proving that romanticism is her style of writing. Mary Oliver’s primary inspiration for her poems was the Romantic Tradition and she uses romanticism characteristics, as well as nature and poetic devices, as her driving force in her poems. Romantic tradition, or romanticism, was an intellectual and artistic movement in the late eighteenth century that had a strong focus on emotion, imagination, and freedom that took place in classic art forms. (Restoration Europe) Mary Oliver’s works were influenced from the characteristics of this time period in history and the evidence of romanticism is evident throughout her poems.
Owing to that in most cases, a person’s behavior, values, and actions are often determined, or strongly influenced, by his or her backgrounds, it is reasonably important and necessary to consider one’s background into the situation. In Raskolnikov, his backgrounds were, though not in very little amount, not provided by the author Fyodor Dostoyevsky in abundance. However, they do provide us some information. Funded by his mother, Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov is at once studying in a college and has some extent of teaching experience, by the description from other characters we acknowledge that he yet express the looking and behavior of a well-educated person, but because of reasons including financial hardship to pay for the tuition fee and others, which the author does not specify in the novel, he to drops both the study and his career, the outcome of these choices is not any better than what he once faced, that in fact he immediately fell into a situation of destitute, living in a cramped garret at the top of an apartment building. He is borrowing money to pay the pawnbroker Alyona Ivanovna, sometimes he even needs to give his valuable things, like a watch, a ring, etc.
In the case of France, Napoleon staged a coup which eventually led to him crowning himself emperor and maybe in even some ways acting as a dictator. In Russia, Lenin had to step up with Trotsky’s help to overthrow the provisional government and establish his dictatorial socialist government. Both went to the extreme in killing those that were not supportive of their cause, like during the Reign of Terror, and the killing of the whites by the Cheka. However, they were different in that the Russian Revolution was successful in achieving its goal after the failure at the first attempt with the provisional government, but the French Revolution was an overall failure. The Russian Revolution