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In St Petersburg there is a large gap between the rich and the poor In Aleksandr Pushkins The Bronze Horseman theres an accurate representation of this and how the poor feel towards Peter the Great Throughout the poem Pushkin affirms that the main character of the poem Yevgeny a poor clerk feels neglected and jealous of the Czar In this paper I will discuss how Pushkin shows the difference between the rich and the poor and also explore how accurate The Bronze Horseman represents St Petersburg Although some people would say that The Bronze Horseman misrepresents St Petersburg on a large scale The Bronze Horseman accurately depicts St Petersburg however when taking a closer look there seem to be some imprecise descriptions of the city In most of the poem the setting takes place in a huge storm in St Petersburg Also the poor people in St Petersburg represented by Yevgeny resent and envy Peter the Great For example there is a part in the poem when the storm is really rough and Yevgeny says Our famed late sovereign still was sitting On Russias throne-he sadly here Upon his balcony did appear And owned For czars there is no pitting Their power against the lords Pushkin 14 What Pushkin was saying is that during a raging storm the people of St Petersburg were in danger and Peter sat in his palace and did nothing to help because he felt he was above them Yevgeny was obviously upset that Peter did nothing In another part of the poem Yevgeny shows his self pity and envy for Peter when Pushkin says That he was poor and by his labor must secure a portion of esteem and treasure that god might well have eased his pains with wits and cash that men of leisure endowed with luck if not with brains could idly leave him at a distance and lead so carefree an existence Pushkin 12 Pushkin is
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