Many poets devoted their works to discussions on eternal questions about the meaning of life and the universe, the role of man and his destiny and place in this life. Slightly different is the peculiarity of Mikhail Yurievich’s lyrics.
The philosophical motives present in his works are devoted to finding oneself in this world, to notice that often he guides people and on what the life of society is based. With regret and bitterness the poet sets out his observations. It turns out that idleness, sloth and meanness in this world is considered a boon.
The tragedy of being slips in so many verses, and Lermontov’s lyrical characters say, very often, for him. Stressing the insignificance of public life, the poet does not separate his participle in this. Even without finding a place in the world, he still lives a normal life. So, in “Prayer” he turns to God with the request to forgive him that he so rarely vainly remembers the Lord. The poet’s awareness of the sinful reality and his participation in it only adds to his arguments of sadness.
For Lermontov, this world becomes tight, in which there is nowhere to go to the freedom-loving soul, where everything is limited by norms and limits of behavior. Thoughts of death sound so that it is liberation. In one of the works the poet says that it is more fun to die than to live. He also notes the lack of harmony in the world.
In “Monologue” the poet’s reasoning about the destiny of man and about his destiny is being conducted. Here he notices the insignificance and senselessness of being. The poet emphasizes that very quickly the human soul lends itself to bad influences and that there is not in this world either love or friendship of the present.
And in many of his poems he puts these questions and discusses on philosophical themes with the sadness and tragedy inherent in the poet. And he did not find Lermontov his place in the world of vanity, but found for himself the output of his emotions – creativity. In his lyrics he completely pours out his soul.