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Fathers and Sons

Nihilism is probably the most dominant theme to come out of Turgenev's work. It is shown to be a part of the generational gap between the older culture and the younger culture. Turgenev is...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2011 10:09 pm UTC

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Two of the most telling main points of conflict between the world views of the fathers and son in Turgenev's Father and Sons are nihilistic meaninglessness versus meaningful living and revolution...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2015 10:36 pm UTC

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Irony can be a tricky, somewhat head-spinning word. It’s a word that can be used often but seldom clearly defined. A general definition of irony entails countering perceived expectations or norms...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2020 3:06 pm UTC

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Whilst exploring the concept of human confrontation with mortality in Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev, the reader is faced with numerous characters whose reality conflicts with their ideal. As...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2013 4:29 pm UTC

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I am not certain that either might fully apply to Turgenev. I think that he was able to sense that there was a schism developing in the Modern Russian psyche, and his articulation of it through...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2010 8:32 pm UTC

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In Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev, there is much contrast not only in the physical premises occupied by the families but in the opinions and viewpoints in a time of upheaval and change in...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2013 11:04 am UTC

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Ivan Turgenev, in his novel Fathers and Sons, wanted to make a distinction to show the vast differences, both political and social, in Russia at a time when there was much turmoil and serfs were...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2013 12:23 pm UTC

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Setting is the time and place of the work. It includes historical events and the cultural backdrop. In this case, you need to look at where the story took place. In Russia in the mid-1800's,...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2013 6:20 pm UTC

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Setting is the time and place of the work. It includes historical events and the cultural backdrop. In this case, you need to look at where the story took place. In Russia in the mid-1800's,...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2013 6:20 pm UTC

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Well, isn't this a bit of a tricky question, one that I imagine may have a few valid answers depending upon how the analysis is approached (though I am not suggesting "any interpretation" is as...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2013 3:05 am UTC

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In Fathers and Sons, the concept of human confrontation with mortality is revealed in the way the characters cope with their lives and how and whether they accept their own reality. In terms of the...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2013 5:24 pm UTC

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I would say that Turgenev probably recognized how modernism and the nihilism that accompanied it challenged the Russian order and structure of the day. In composing his characters, I think that...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2010 2:44 am UTC

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It was typical of fictional writers in the Russia of the nineteenth-century, to present an ideology in their writing which could be interpreted somewhat controversially and Fathers and Sons by Ivan...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2013 6:05 pm UTC

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