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Russian Literature

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Brie Meins

on 4 June 2014

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Transcript of Russian Literature

Russian Literature
Pakhom is the main character of, "How much land does a man need?." by Leo Tolstoy.
Authors we would read about.
Leo Tolstoy- He was a novelist writer he was famous for historical fiction books like war and peace .

Anton Chekhov- Was a Russian physician who also wrote short stories and is held as one of the greatest authors of all time.

Vladimir Mayakovshy - Was a russian and soviet poet, playwrighter ,artist and Film and Stage actor who developed a passion for Marxist literature.

Character analysis
Pakhom is the type of man that land is equal to that of power. He believed all problems could be conquered with land. Pakhom was tired and getting feed up with landowners and just wanted to have his own land, his desire to have his own land is what drove him to the brink and ultimately his fate. Through out
How much land does as man need
Pakhom morphed in his mental and physical state. Pakhom had a choice as he could have just as easily lost 1000 rubles yet managed to save his life but choose death and died for what he wanted most out of life and the piece of mind knowing that his peers would not make fun of him for stopping mid deal. Pakhom had a switch from a man who had just enough land yet no serious problems with plenty to eat and ending as a power hungry, reckless, envy ridden which in the end brought him his own demise.
Overview of
Why do writers write?
Do you like to write/read?
Some authors and texts that we will study in this course:
Leo Tolstoy - author of "How much land does a man need?"
Anton Chekhov - author of "The Bet"
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - author of "Freedom to Breath"
Russian literature:
Underwent a Golden Age, beginning in the 19th century, its filled with beautiful language, philosophy, and tradition.
"Russian literature what the heck is that?"

"I know righ i bet all they do is talk about is like how cold it is and like vodka right?"

Russian literature is filled with rich and diverse timeless tales which to this day and age still captivate the mind. Its Beautiful language, philosophy, and tradition present universal ideas that are still undying such as the death penalty, greed, and common human emotions on a deeper level of understanding.
Students will learn:
To see literary devices in literature and analyzing it.
To point out citing appropriate textual evidence.
To enhance he/she's ability to read/write correctly.
At the end of the course students will understand that:
The themes in literature are timeless and universal
Translation from one language can change meaning.
Authors use specific tools to enhance meaning.
Russia is the largest (land area) country in the world - Covers up 9 different time zones.
Moscow is Russia's capital
Multiple Religions - 75%= Orthodox Christians
Over 500,000 people in Russia die due to alcohol
In Russia their are 9,000,000 more women than their are men

During world war one Russia was in a civil war with its own people. The last Czar was executed, and the Soviet Union was born. Thew 1928-1946 Joseph Stalin as in control in Russia. The Soviet Union was now under Stalin's control, Russia had lost it's power. Stalin controlled everything, even the media. Anyone who listened to or read unauthorized material would be severely punished. Joseph Stalin had created a so called "Secret Police", this would encourage people to inform on neighbors and work mated to get them punished. In the 1930's many of Russian's most talented are murdered.
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