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In An Upheaval external pressures force the main character Mashenka Pavletsky to undergo a decisive alteration in personality or consciousness an alteration which sets her apart from other women in the story The focus of this essay is Mashenkas differences from her peers her differences from her superior Fedosya and the ultimate expression of this difference Mashenka and Liza her fellow sevant have conflicting views treatment and reactions concerning the search for the brooch Through Lizas dialogue we see she is not offended by the thorough search as though it were Fedosyaa right It is clear that Liza puts prerogative on Fedosya over herself You are still living with strangers miss Though you are a young lady still you are as it were a servant Mashenka vehemently disagrees indirectly expressing her view of servitude as a job not a lifestyle But Liza its vile its insultingWhat right had she to suspect me and rummage through things At the dinner-table Liza does what she is programmed to do stare down into her plate like everyone else Mashenka is further suspected when she leaves after thinking everyone was staring at her They all looked into their plates but Mashenka fancied after the ladys words that everyone was looking at her Fedosya consequently knew why Mashenka had left the table and attempted to justify her position in justifying her servants alledged abuse I cant say she took the broochbut can you answer for her Through Fedosyas singling out of Mashenka we can see the differences between Mashenka and Liza that allowed for the scene at the dinner-table to take place as it did Fedosya had control over Liza though none over the will of Mashenka Fedosya and
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