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The Queen of Spades

The faux magical elements in Pushkin's short story "Queen of Spades" involve the countess's gambling secret and gambling. One instance occurs at the funeral of the countess. Hermann, the unlucky...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2010, 6:22 am (UTC)

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The Queen of Spades

Since Pushkin employs magicalism in "The Queen of Spades," it is a little awkward to identify the theme of the nature of God versus the nature of man in the story. Critics generally prefer to...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2010, 12:04 am (UTC)

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Puskin's novel is important because it was a radical break away from the densely descriptive, flowery prose of his predecessors. Like Hemingway would do a century later, Puskin opted for sparse...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2008, 11:54 pm (UTC)

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The feature of this story that seems peculiarly modernist is its ironic approach. Irony is a favourite mode in modernism, but it was not so in most literature in the earlier nineteenth century,...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2014, 7:24 pm (UTC)

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The Queen of Spades

Pushkin employs two Russian literary conventions in "The Queen of Spades." He uses the device of employing a Russian character of German descent to symbolize the virtues of prudence, hard work, and...

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Alexander Pushkin uses the characters in the story "Queen of Spades" to illustrate the theme of corruption. In particular, he uses the protagonist Hermann to show how corruption can lead to...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2011, 5:58 am (UTC)

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If we are to approach this question by discussing societal problems, an obvious one is gambling addiction, though the central character, Herman ("Gherman" in Russian), begins to gamble only after...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2019, 5:20 am (UTC)

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Your question is a bit difficult to work out, if you are looking for the name of the opera (romanized) in Russian it is: Pikovaya Dama, but the character is always referred to as the Countess, she...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2010, 9:45 pm (UTC)

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