A special work that raised the problem of personality psychology during the war to new heights is Sholokhov’s famous story “The Fate of Man”. The reader is presented not just with the life story of a soldier, but with the fate of a person who embodied the typical features of a national Russian character. A modest hard worker, the father of the family lived and was happy in his own way. And suddenly the war. Sokolov went to the front to defend his country.
Like thousands of others, like him, the war pushed Andrew with inevitable and inevitable horrors. She tore him from his home, from the family, from work. And the whole life of A. Sokolov as if overturned: a monster of military atrocities fell upon him, life suddenly began to beat and beat him with all his might.
The horrors of the Second World War were imposed upon the Russian man, and he defended his homeland at the cost of enormous sacrifices and personal losses, tragic upheavals and deprivations. This is the meaning of the story “The Fate of Man”. The feat of man appeared in Sholokhov’s story mainly not on the battlefield or on the labor front, but under fascist captivity, behind the barbed wire of the concentration camp.
In the spiritual combat with fascism reveals the character of Andrei Sokolov, his courage. Far from home, Andrei Sokolov experienced all the hardships of the war, inhuman abuse of the fascist captivity. And more than once death looked into his eyes, but he always found in himself a titanic courage and until the end he remained a man. But not only in a clash with the enemy sees Sholokhov manifestation of a heroic person in nature. The hero of his loss becomes no less serious, the terrible grief of a soldier deprived of his family and his shelter, his loneliness.
After Andrei Sokolov emerged victorious from the war, he returned peace to the world, and in the war he lost everything he had in his life “for himself”: family, love, happiness. A ruthless and heartless
But he does not grumble at the world, is not locked in his grief, but goes to people. Left alone in this world, this man gave all the warmth in the heart to the orphan Vanya, replacing his father. He adopted an orphan’s soul and that’s why he began to come back to life a little. By the whole logic of his story, MA Sholokhov proved that his hero is not in any way broken by his difficult life, he believes in his own strength. I believe that the meaning of the title is that despite all the hardships and adversities a person managed to find the strength to continue living and enjoying his life!