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In the 1820s a great literary author was emerging in Russia Alexander Sengeevich Pushkin with his varied style of writing soon became a leader in Russian literature His completed masterpieces rank among the best not only in Russian but in world literature of the nineteenth century Debreczeny Paul In the years he was developing as an author the art of prose writing had no great accomplishments With new writers trends and the growth of readership in the 1820s and 1830s the style of writing grew more popular Debreczeny Pual Puskins did not limit himself to writing only poetry or nonfiction works and turned out to be a successful prose writer In his work The Queen of Spades we are introduced to a dark and twisted tale of greed money and power In this story we are introduced to three main characters The first character Hermann begins as a young honorable man not a gambler like his peers but an engineer The second character Lisaveta Evanovna is portrayed as a young woman faithful and obedient to the countess The third character is the countess an eighty-seven year old woman still clinging to her youthful past When we take a closer look the reader may come to see the tragedies that develop around the three characters lives Each of the three main characters is driven by money greed and power which ultimately leads them to their own demise Hermann is the catalyst that sets off the chain of events which leads to the misfortune waiting to happen to them Hermann is the first character to let himself become completely overpowered with his own selfish desires He was once careful with his money and refused to join his friends in card games and betting Hes never held a card in his hand never doubled a stake in his life and yet sits up until five in the morning watching us play Pushkin 865 Though when he learns of
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