Zhivago's Coincidence

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Coincidence plays a huge role in the story, as much of the major events in Zhivago’s life occur because of coincidence. Coincidence is the driving force that moves Zhivago and Lara’s relationship along, because despite Russia being a vast country, fate continues to bring them together. One example of this is when Yuri and Lara are randomly sent to work at the same hospital during World War I. Coincidence again plays in their favor when Yuri and Tonya travel to Varykino and Yuri just happens to see Lara at a library there. The fact that Zhivago carries with him, the image of Lara’s candle in the window, before he even knows Lara, hints that there is some greater plan at work for these characters. But Pasternak’s ultimate fate for these characters
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