New ideas flourished within the Golden Age of Russian literature, all of which expanded upon different ways of confronting government, economics, and religion as well as posing various moral, philosophical, and social questions. Fyodor Dostoevsky took part of these literary movements that dated from the early to mid 19th century, which were the result of the hardships he endured from early childhood to most of his adulthood; the troubled life Dostoevsky faced built a foundation of accumulating ideas and resentment that would later cultivate his enlightening social life and literary platform. Dostoevsky experienced peasantry, domestic problems, and social injustice first hand, thus he was able to incorporate themes relating to such in each of
Document Analysis: Letters from the Tsaritsa to the Tsar Letter correspondence is an imperative method of communication that allows us to analysis the thought process of those involved. The document that is under analysis is a primary source. It consists of a series of letters from Tsar Nicolas II to his wife Tsaritsa Alexandra, and vice versa letters from the Tsaritsa to the Tsar. These letters were written amidst the commotion of the First World War. Letters like these allow us to take a greater insight into the thought process and the explicit opinions held by this aristocratic couple.
Thomas Jefferson wrote that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness were unalienable rights when he drafted the Declaration of Independence in June 1776. Those famous words led the thirteen colonies into the American Revolution and influenced the French and Haitian Revolutions in the years that followed. But what does life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness really mean? Webster’s dictionary defines life as being a quality that distinguishes a living being from a dead body. It also states that liberty is a quality of being free.
However, he does not leave the story devoid of love and affections and portrays unrequited, unsolicited love through the character of Masha, who in the very beginning of the play states the reason of her wearing black all the time is constant mourning. A Love-triangle is formed here too, with Masha, who is apparently in love with Konstantin, who does not respond well to her affections. She marries a man of much lower stature, Medvedenko, in a sense uses his love and emotions, only to give him a despicable future. He is a flat character and throughout the play does not develop and just like in Act I, he is ranting, about the lack of resources, in Act III too. Masha marries him in order to divert her love and affection from Konstantin, who, she is convinced will not reciprocate to her love, which happens later in the play too.
Power in many cases, blinds the person from seeing both sides of a problem or not thinking something through. In my knowledge, people in history with absolute power tend to make huge mistakes because they didn 't think an idea through or were only focused on what they want. Ivan the terrible was a young, absolute leader of Russia. He made good decisions at first, but then started making mistakes. Ivan only trusted the head of the church, and no one else.
THE MATCHING-SYSTEM IN MATCHED In the book Matched teenagers who reach the age of seventeen are going to be matched by a system of the government. This system finds the best and most potential partner for the teenagers. The system guarantees that with this partner the couple will get healthy children. In addition to that they are able to live a long and a healthy life.
By carrying out Ivan’s philosophy of cold rationalism to its logical conclusion, Smerdyakov murders Fyodor and commits suicide. In his insanity, Ivan suggests that the devil had informed him beforehand of Smerdyakov’s suicide: “How did I know Smerdyakov had hanged himself? But it was he who told me” (652)… Assuming the devil as an apparition of insanity that reflects Ivan’s deepest spiritual desperation, Ivan himself subconsciously understands that cold, faithless rationalism leads to destruction. While Hamlet’s “native hue of resolution / Is sicklied o 'er with the pale cast of thought” (Hamlet 3.1.85-86), Ivan is driven insane by philosophical contemplation but rescued by irrational instinct.
Russian literature has been noted across the world for its array of discussed topics by some of the most famous authors in history. The works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky were no exception, as his books varied in topics that were easily connectible by many in Russia and across the world. Like many others in his home country, Dostoyevsky spent time in prison for being a part of secret organizations that were opposed to the rule of the Russian government. This time of imprisonment shaped him and laid a foundation for his work and how relatable it was across all generations. Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s life and works reflected the attitudes of many people in Russia, and he was a revered figure for it.
There are always at least two sides to every debate. Creation vs evolution, pro-life vs pro-choice, democrat vs republican, and pro-death penalty vs anti-death penalty are just a few of the topics that most people try to avoid in polite conversation. Fyodor Dostoevsky 's, Crime and Punishment, also raises a debate, but not in the same sense that other topics do. At the end of the novel, Dostoevsky includes an Epilogue. This Epilogue, though less than twenty pages long, sparks a debate about whether or not it is necessary.
Leon Trotsky; the great communist “Life is not an easy matter... You cannot live throughout it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness” (Trotsky). Leon Trotsky followed the ideas of Karl Marx and came up with a great idea to change Russian during the Revolution. Trotsky had great moral principles which is why Stalin despised him and wanted to “get rid” of him. Leon Trotsky was a great revolutionary who persuaded and inspired many people during the Revolution through Karl Marx’s ideas.