6 Answered Questions for the topic russian literature

Russian Literature English Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Was Pyotr Stepanovich in "Demons" really connected to the international?

In the book _Demons_ (by Dostoyevsky), there was a character, named Pyotr Stepanovich Verkhovensky, who claimed that he was connected to the international.Did Dostoyevsky mention anywhere in the... more


Why doesn't Anka like to be called Anetchka?

From the prologue of *Hard to Be a God*:> "You know, Anetchka--" said Pashka. > "Don't you call me Anetchka," Anka cut in abruptly. She could not stand to be called by any other name than... more


What is the significance of the "suffocation scene" at Tchermashnya in Brothers Karamazov?

I'm re-reading *The Brothers Karamazov* and was struck again by a strange scene whose meaning isn't immediately clear to me. In "Lyagavy", Part 3, Book 8, Chapter 2 of *The Brothers Karamazov*,... more


Is there a contrast between Trofimov and Lopakhin in Anton Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard"?

I am an intern who is teaching in high school in India. In the syllabus, I got across Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" in Hindi. After discussing the book with the students, I found out that... more
Russian Literature Literature Symbolism Anna Karenina


What concept of love does Tolstoy suggest in Anna Karenina?

I know one of the characteristics of realistic works is they are mostly formulated as some independent studies of the life of society but, at the same time, I realise that the dominant approach to... more


What is the significance of the Grand Inquisitor in The Brothers Karamazov?

In the *The Brothers Karamazov*, Ivan tells a long story to Alyosha about the *Grand Inquisitor*. I have been trying to grasp its meaning for sometime, but what is the significance of that story?

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