Essays Tagged: "Nikolai Gogol"

A Whisper of Change. Speaks of Nikolay Gogol's novel, "The Overcoat"

At first glance of Nikolay Gogol's novel The Overcoat, one would only see a shortstory about a poor man wishing to survive in a ... o survive in a cruel world. However, in looking furtherinto the story, deep symbolism can be found. Gogol lived in Russia during the rise of thecommunist party, and was a great dissident of communism. ... icized the other government ofthe world for failing to aid Russia in its quest for a better system. Gogol used his creativemind and his writing abilities to speak out against the evils of the Russian ...

(4 pages) 142 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

In 'The Government Inspector', Nikolai Gogol '...resolved to gather into one heap all that was bad in Russia.' Playing the Mayor, illustrate how you would communicate this to an audience.

emingly equal people occurred. The class system in Russia then got out of hand. This is exampled in Gogol's own life, as when he settled in St Petersburg in 1829, he had a certificate attesting his ri ... to 'the rank of the 14th class.'The problem of defining a person's social status stretched back to Gogol's grandfather. Gogol's real name was Ianovskii, but his grandfather had taken the name 'Gogol' ...

(5 pages) 28 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Style and themes inherited and transformed in Lu Xun's "Diary of a Madman" compared with Gogol's "Diary of a Madman"

After reading Lu Xun and Gogol's "Diary of a Madman", it is apparent that the writing style and the choice of themes treated ... he writing style and the choice of themes treated in Lu Xun's "Diary of a Madman" are influenced by Gogol's "Diary of a Madman", but Lu Xun presents the story in a more penetrating and elaborate way t ... re penetrating and elaborate way to accentuate the themes. Before revealing how Lu Xun incorporates Gogol's ideas into his work, we first examine the contacts between Lu Xun and Gogol.Lu Xun's writing ...

(5 pages) 48 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Government Inspector written by Nikolai Gogol,

The Government Inspector written by Nikolai Gogol, performed by the State theatre Company uses extravagant sets, over the top acting, be ...

(5 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama


ary device used frequently to contribute to the complexity of a work. In "The Overcoat", by Nikolay Gogol, uses symbolism throughout this entire work. He uses the old dressing gown to represent his ol ...

(2 pages) 580 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Gogol's Dead Souls: We Like It, But Why?

Gogol?s Dead Souls: We Like it, But Why? When we read a novel, most of us are immediately aware of w ... that we just liked the book.And then one reads a novel such as Dead Souls, by Nikolay Vassilyevitch Gogol. The setting, provincial Russia, is far from exotic; the characters, especially the book?s her ... s.An appreciation of an author?s style is perhaps the easiest of these three levels to develop, and Gogol is no exception. His powers of description are indeed mighty. Gogol looks at the world as thro ...

(8 pages) 2249 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


e power in his operas. In 1863-66 he set about adapting Gustave Flaubert's Salammbo, then turned to Nikolai Gogol's The Marriage, but completed neither. He started Boris Godunov in 1868. A first vers ...

(8 pages) 2877 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies