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Aleksandr Pushkin Pushkin was a revolutionary and his liberal vies are depicted in almost all of his poems The five poems that will be discussed in this research paper clearly present Pushkins views The prisoner Just There over the Crowned The league of ours is Its time my friend and Oh Rome- a proud land These particular five poems by Aleksandr Pushkin helped me in creating a more clear and perceptive image of the poet his life and his ideals In the first poem the prisoner Pushkin is describing his experience in prison Pushkin was arrested by Czar Nicholas I for his liberal views This poem can be interpreted as Pushkins experience in prison However an alternative interpretation of this poem is that lives of the Russian people were being oppressed and their liberties were confined by their king Were free proud birds it is time for the friends to fly he is inciting his people to get out of this prison Let us fly outside This poem clearly shows Pushkins liberal and somewhat revolutionary views His view of the current Russian government--monarchy-- is that of a prison that is denying its citizens the right to be free In the next poem Just there over the crowned pushkin is defining to the monarch his role in society According to Pushkin its true that the king has the power to govern his people but this power is not given to him by God but rather by the law This law according to Pushkin should be formulated by the people to represent the people and protect their liberties Pushkin in this poem is telling the Russian people that they are above the king Oh kings Your crown and your throne Not by your birth by Law are givenwhere law is steadfastly set with liberty in combination Its is understandable that Pushkin would have these revolutionary views At this time period Russia was the only country in
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