Larissa Volokhonsky

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  • Analysis Of Chekhov 's ' The Brothers Karamazov '

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    Chekhov’s use of allusion in “Misery” also stands in stark contrast to the works of other Russian literary giants such as Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, whose works often featured deep themes revolving around the aforementioned Christian thought. While a deep discussion on these themes is out of the scope of this paper, perhaps one of the most obvious and contrasting examples can be found in Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, which was published around 6 years before Chekhov wrote “Misery”. Towards the

  • Under Skin As A Difficult Process

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    Forgiving others who have hurt you in the past is a difficult process; This is shown in two perspectiveS offered in Redfern Now episode ‘Consequences’ (2013) and the short story ‘Under Skin, In Blood’ (2011) by Larissa Behrendt. ‘Consequences’ is centred around the protagonist, Mattie, who tries to seek retribution for the disasters that have happened because of her father at his funeral. ‘Under skin, In Blood’ centres around the protagonist Faye, who reminisces about the losses that has happened

  • What Is The Conflict In The Death Of A Clerk

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    The author of this short story The Death of a Clerk is Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860~1904), a Russian master of literature. This story is one of his best works. The essay is based on the English translation of Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. In this essay, I study this story from three aspects: plot, character and style. I. Plot Roughly speaking, the plot of The Death of a Clerk is as follows. Cherviakov, a clerk, sneezed when he enjoyed an opera in a theater. Unfortunately, he sprayed

  • Annotated Bibliography : Dostoyevsky 'Demons : A Novel In Three Parts'

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    Annotated Bibliography Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Demons: a Novel in Three Parts. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, Vintage Books, 1995. Print. The author focuses on a group of revolutionaries in nineteenth century Russia. The main character Stavrogin dominates the text with his looks and charisma. His personality influences his mother, tutor, and followers. His tutor’s son named Pyotr causes mischief through the town and ultimately kills one of the followers. Stavrogin is a man that

  • Saving Morality: The Implications of Hard Determinism

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    Hard determinism, the acceptance of determinism and the rejection of libertarian free will, results in some serious consequences for moral responsibility. At its most extreme interpretation a form of moral nihilism arises. ”Without God ... everything is permitted now.”[1] That is, if determinism holds true, then there is no free choice, and without free choice there can be no moral responsibility. By taking hard determinism to its logical conclusion, and evaluating the results of a steadfast adherence

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Internal Motivations For A Crime

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    “Internal Motivations of a Criminal” Fyodor Dostoyevsky is regarded by many as a “novelist of ideas.” A novelist of ideas is an author who presents psychological and moral dilemmas in his writing. The goal of a novelist of ideas is to get the reader to think about these dilemmas. One of the ideas Dostoyevsky focuses on in Crime &Punishment is the motivation an individual has to commit a crime. In a traditional crime novel, the reader does not know who committed the crime and therefore does not know

  • Views on Marriage and Divorce in Tolstoy's Anna Karenina Essay

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    Marriage and family are prevailing themes in the major works of Tolstoy. In War & Peace the marriage of Pierre to Hélène is later contrasted with that of Pierre's later marriage with Natasha (among others) and in Anna Karenina, the novel is in some ways two separate stories of two separate marriages. On one hand is the union between Levin and Kitty and on the other is Anna Arkádyevna and Alexéy Karenin. One is a marriage coming together, while the other is one breaking apart. Based on the characterization