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  • Gogol Overcoat Essay

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    It is not necessary for these types of women to argue that marriage in itself is a social good; equality is the social good towards which they are working. Having access to it has not prevented heterosexuals from challenging traditional marriage; there is no reason to think that it will have this effect on lesbians and gay men. Lesbian feminists will continue to support a radical and democratic vision of family values that will include legal options to support chosen gender and sexual relational

  • The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol

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    Arthur Ashe once said, “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however makes a life.” Such is the case in Nikolai Gogol’s short story The Overcoat. Gogol takes a man without a friend in the world and gives him a new overcoat. The new overcoat represents a new life and a new identity for the man and instantaneously he is much happier. The man, Akaky Akakievich, basis his “new life” upon the love that he gives to his overcoat, and what he feels it gives him in return. Before long, Akaky

  • The Overcoat by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

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    The Overcoat by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol The hero of “The Overcoat”, Akaky Akakievich, engenders both hatred and pity from the reader. His meekness and his pathetic life deserve sympathy, while his utter detachment from his peers and his singular obsession with a coat are often despised. He is drastically different from any of his peers, but there is a certain purity in his way of life which the overcoat defiles. Akaky’s world is completely devoid of any excitement; his sole source of pleasure

  • Satire and Critique in Dead Soul by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

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    demeanor. 19th century Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was undoubtedly no different. Considered Gogol’s greatest work, Dead Souls is both an exemplar of intellectual Russian critique and side-splitting comedy gold, making it a satire worth crowning its author as one of the greatest writers of his time. Through the protagonist, Pavel Invanovitch Tchitchikov, and his encounters with the many different Russian nobles, women, and serfs that appear throughout the novel, Gogol depicts the flaws and faults of post-Napoleonic

  • Representations of Gothic Power in Karl Freunds Mad Love

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    addressed in thorough detail. In defining this power, Freund specifically utilizes the motifs of sadism, helplessness, and human destruction. Dr. Gogol embodies these motifs as he attempts to win the love of Yvonne, not through courtship, but rather through the use of his self-assigned superiority. In staying true to the history of Gothic art, Dr. Gogol overestimates his supremacy, and ultimately loses his life as the victim of his own destruction. Sadism, the most persistent aspect of power in the

  • Gogol The Namesake

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    the origin to his first name to the unforeseen consequences in his past romantic relationships, Gogol Ganguli’s identity is formed over the course of the novel, The Namesake. Gogol’s name derives from his father’s near death experience in a train accident and how his parents legally named him with his pet name, a name that alienates him from the rest of his American environment. Aside from his name, Gogol is unable to connect his love life with his Bengali culture; he often finds himself being separated

  • Gogol Overcoat

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    suitably in the case of Lahiri’s Gogol in search of his identity in between his Bengali past and American present. The novel, however, ends in Gogol’s coping with his pangs to live a new life in. The dynamics of relationships continue to puzzle Lahiri as the characters in their multiplicity of relationships, be it from the west or the east, remain universally the same. However, culture remains central concerns in the daunting novel as she interprets various maladies that Gogol suffered and the way he seeks

  • Gogol's The Overcoat: A Whisper of Change

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    survive in a cruel world. However, in looking further into the story, deep symbolism can be found. Gogol lived in Russia during the rise of the communist party, and was a great dissident of communism. He believed the inevitable end of a communist government was total failure. He also criticized the other government of the world for failing to aid Russia in its quest for a better system. Gogol used his creative mind and his writing abilities to speak out against the evils of the Russian government

  • The Incredible Power of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

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    that art to make a statement about a specifically Russian predicament. So often the theme was political, and so many generations of Russians criticised Mother Russia for her backward ways. Vissarion Belinsky's caustic admonitions in his "Letter to Gogol" were long a rallying cry for writers: "This is why, especially among us, universal attention is every manifestation of any so-called liberal trend, no matter how poor the writer's gifts...The public...sees in Russian writers its only

  • I Am Tolstoy, But Not A Tolstoyian

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    deaths of not only his father, but his favorite aunts and grandmother, all before his twenty-first birthday, a three year stint in the military during the Crimean war, and the works of masters such as Rousseau, Voltaire, Hegel, Darwin, Dickens, Gogol, and the New Testament contributed to the literary genius which is Tolstoy. As a realist, Tolstoy was committed to truthfully representing reality in literature. As a founder of a socio-religious movement, aptly named Tolstoyism, his goal was