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7 books from the school curriculum that you will understand just now

We get to know Pushkin, Chekhov, Turgenev and other classics as children. We memorize the main works, and then no longer return to them. And in vain. Try to re-read, and you will understand that they can only be understood with time: what it is like to love a non-free person, how difficult it is to find a common language with elderly parents and with their children. And the mid-life crisis and inner loneliness were also familiar to the classics.

Alexander Pushkin. "Eugene Onegin"

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At school, girls were divided into two types: those who liked the thoughtful and mysterious Tatiana, and those who sympathized with cheerful and benevolent Olga. The boys rather liked Onegin, tired of love affairs and the bustle of high society.

Eugene runs to the village and begins the search for the meaning of life, wants to escape from the very emptiness and vanity, which was filled with his secular existence.But here he only plays with human destinies, without experiencing any sincere feelings. They come to the hero when the love object is already inaccessible. And Onegin is changing. There is nothing left of the former cold and rational man.

What did Pushkin want to say? Most likely, that love and friendship - these are two values ​​that make up the meaning of human life.


"I love you (why be cunning?),

But I am given to another;

I will be faithful to him forever. ”

Alexander Kuprin. "Olesya"

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It is unlikely that you were read as a child by Kuprin. But this work is about a naive beautiful girl living in harmony with nature, and you surely enjoyed her great love even then. But try re-reading the story now.

Before you open and amazing, magical world of nature. The words that are so gently and touchingly the author describes the first feeling that originates in the soul of Olesya, add up to an unimaginable and fascinating pattern.

Kuprin very subtly conveys the contrast of two worlds. The world is sincere, full of the life of a girl and tired of life, accustomed to the city life of a person who is not capable of deep feelings, unable to protect Olesya.

Quote:“Separation for love is the same as wind for fire: it extinguishes a small love, but inflates a great love even more.”

Maksim Gorky. "Old Isergil"

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From the school curriculum, you most likely well remembered the legends about Larra and Danko, told to the author by an old woman. The first is about the son of an eagle and an earthly woman, doomed to eternal loneliness because of his pride. The second is about a brave and courageous young man who gave his life to save people. But the story of the life of the old woman in memory, probably, did not accumulate. And she, perhaps, now you will find the most interesting of the three.

All my life the heroine lived feelings. But as soon as they left, Izergil ran away without looking back.

“I left then. And no longer met with him. I was happy at this: I never met afterwards with those whom I once loved. ”

Izergil was beautiful. But at the same time she was cruel, she broke many men's hearts. And by the end of her life she paid for it with a lonely old age.

Quote:"I was never a slave, no one."

Anton Chekhov. "Lady with a dog"

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Yes, one can observe how sincere, strong feelings for Anna Sergeyevna wake up in Gurov, how both heroes suffer from their relationships. And now we understand that Chekhov wanted to warn us.Do not meet with a married man, he tells us.

At first, relationships seem pleasant to you, but over time they can turn into a serious problem. You are attached to a person, you feel jealous, offended and you hope that your chosen one will divorce and marry you. But the reality is that the average man who left his family after one and a half years of relationship with his mistress, most likely, will never do this.

Quote:“He always seemed to women not to be what he was, and they loved in him not himself, but the man whom their imagination created and whom they eagerly sought in their life; and then, when they noticed their mistake, they still loved. And none of them was happy with him. Time passed, he met, converged, parted, but never loved; there was anything but love. And only now, when his head became gray, did he fall in love, as it should, truly - the first time in his life. ”

Valentine Rasputin. “Farewell to Mother”

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That's really what is difficult to understand at a young age, so it is such a strong affection and love for the place in which he was born. That fear and worries of old men that they will have nothing to do in the city, their longing for the village.

Only over time, we learn to appreciate the feeling of home, to treat our roots with care.

Recall that the action takes place in the 60s in a village located on the Angara River. For the construction of the Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station, the village must be flooded and the inhabitants relocated.

Quote:“You can, of course, not ask these questions, but you can live as you live and swim as it swims, but you are confused about it: to know what and how much, why, to get to the truth yourself. That's why you are a man. ”

Mikhail Lermontov. "Hero of our time"

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What were we thinking when we read the story? Most likely, they sympathized with Pechorin - bold, independent. They were surprised at his adventures. True, they could not understand: why is he unhappy? What is looking for and will not find?

And now we can understand it. He sought himself and his place in the world. And he was tired of these very adventures, and of the eternal search for thrills. In the modern world, in the same way, they tried and saw a lot. What can surprise us? We loved, we suffered, we passed all this too. What is the conclusion? Appreciate every moment, appreciate the relationship. Do not be a user.

Quote:“I am stupid or villain, I do not know; but it is true that I am also very deplorable, maybe more than she: in me the soul is spoiled by light,restless imagination, insatiable heart; everything is not enough for me: I get used to sadness as easily as to enjoyment, and my life becomes empty every day ... ”

Fedor Dostoevsky. "Idiot"

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Dostoevsky need to reread. From time to time, at different periods of your life - and each time you will look at his works from a different angle. Depending on your relationship experience.

The main thing that we are trying to understand in the course of the whole work: who is really an idiot here?

Dostoevsky does not give an answer, but only shows people who have passions, stupidity and vulgarity. People who are capable of baseness and meanness. What spiritual qualities must one have to live in this society?

Quote:"The complete, immediate life with which he lives is too full in itself to need an environment."


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