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An Analysis of the Grand Inquisitor, a Poem in Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov
Grand Inquisitor: Human Nature People refuse to believe in things they can’t see or don’t have evidence for, explaining the human nature today. We as humans have doubt about the idea of religion because of its failure to prove authenticity. The Grand Inquisitor aggressively expresses to Jesus that because Jesus has lost...
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The Literal and Allegorical Level of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's Novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Soviet Russia has remained, since its inception and long after its downfall, one of the most inscrutable enigmas of modern history. Arguably one of the most secretive and dangerous states of the modern era, very little information went in or came out of Stalin’s totalitarian state. As a result, some of the most vivid and ey...
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The Demons of Marmeladov and Raskolnikov in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment
Marmeladov: Raskolnikov’s Mirror In superstitions, a mirror is thought to be a reflection of one’s soul; this is why shattering a mirror was and still is considered bad luck. In Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, the concept of the reflected soul is used as an important tool of foreshadowing. However, rather than u...
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The Examination of Leo Tolstoy's Life in His Novel Anna Karenina
Tolstoy Desperately Searching for a Solution In the mid 1870’s, Leo Tolstoy was experiencing an internal crisis that rocked the foundations of everything he believed in. He began to question the meaning of life; he was quickly approaching the idea that life had no significance. Tolstoy used his novel Anna Karenina to exami...
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A Comprehensive Analysis of the Nose, a Short Story by Nikolai Gogol
The Nose, A funny short story written by Nikolai Gogol. This story was very
random/abstract-Farce ( a drama with light humorous content that can have
ridiculous and absurd characters,plot, and actions) , a nose leaving his
stuck up owners body. The Nose can have many different meanings and leave
different impressions. I enj...
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An Analysis of Symbolism in the Master and Margarita, a Novel by Mikhail Bulgakov
Symbolism in Books Though symbols can often be overlooked, without them they would be detrimental to a books success. For many authors a successful book is hard to come by and not everyone can create one, especially when their country bans the author’s book. Mikial Bulgakov is a Russian author, who was born in 1891 into t...
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The Lives of Dmitri and Anna in the Lady with the Little Dog by Anton Chekhov
The Lives of Dmitri and Anna In the story “The Lady with the Little Dog” written by Anton Chekhov, the two main characters, Dmitri Gurov and Anna Sergeyevna, find themselves in a bit of a sticky situation. The two are in love, but they are both already married and Dmitri has a family. Dmitri is an aging man who has becom...
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The Different Works of Anton Chekhov
Bibliography Brand, Gerhard. "Anton Chehkov." Magill's Survey Of World Literature. Vol. 1. Ney York City: Salem, 1993. 392-404. Print. Magill's Survey of World Literature. This is a biography of Chekhov that discusses through his early life until his death. Chekhov was born in 1860 in Taganrog, Russia. Chekhov absol...
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The Underlying Message in Crime and Punishment, a Novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Meaning of “Crime” and “Punishment” When reading the 19th century novel Crime And Punishment by Feodor Dostoevsky, one can safely assume that the word “crime” in the title refers primarily to the murders which the protagonist Raskolnikov commits against Alyona and Lizaveta Ivanovna, as well as the sexual crimes whi...
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The Revelation of Sonya in Crime and Punishment, a Novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
What Sonya Reveals About Raskolnikov When reading the novel Crime And Punishment, by Foedor Dostoevsky, the reader depends upon a vast understanding of the various characters in the novel, in particular, the protagonist Raskolnikov. While most authors typically describe a character’s behavior and emotions directly thro...
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