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Dead Souls

Like much of Gogol's works, the themes are centered around the problems that are so prevalent in the Russia of his time. He uses the characters to demonstrate the corruption and theivery that was...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2010 9:52 pm UTC

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Dead Souls

Gogol himself referred to "Dead Souls" as an "epic poem in prose," as well as a "novel in verse." This, then, leads the reader to decide on his or her own which is the...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2008 9:48 pm UTC

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Dead Souls

You will find a detailed discussion of the characters in this novel here at eNotes at the link in the sources section below. Briefly, a few of the characters are:Pavel Ivanovitch Tchitchikov: He...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2008 3:16 am UTC

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Dead Souls

There is a difference between comparing the characters and the comparing the author's characterization. As you indicate knowing, comparing and contrasting characters covers such points as the...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2010 1:22 am UTC

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While there are more differences between Turgenev's Bazarov and Gogol's Tchitchikoff, there are certainly similarities, especially in the social ramifications of their behavior. Both Bazarov and...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2010 4:12 am UTC

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