The problem of “fathers and children” is an eternal problem. There are known inscriptions on ancient papyri, created before our era, that the younger generation has deteriorated, it is much worse than the old. The ancient chronicler is sad, whether the world left to such an immoral and ignorant generation will survive.
Undoubtedly, the problem of the interrelations of generations was developed in world literature in ancient times. In Russian literature, the classic IS Turgenev’s novel “Fathers and Sons” is classic, where the personal family problem intertwines, grows into a public one.
Many Russian writers of the second half of the 20th century dealt with the issue of “fathers and children.” One of them is V. Rasputin. Almost all his
Such are the children of Anna. They have long been, who in the greater, to a lesser extent, have torn themselves away from their roots, their mother, their land. The average daughter, Lyuska, became quite urban, as if she was not born from a village woman. But sometimes she feels guilty for the fact that her village is dying out, including, through her fault. Other children of Anna do not think about it. He took a different life, another morality, other values.
The discord and the
It’s not like the generation of “children” thinks. They had long since left Mater, who mentally, and who already physically. They do not care what will happen to their homeland, and they do not even consider it their homeland. This is the grandson of Darya, Andrei, and the poor Petruha, and Klavka Strigunova.
Daria is trying to restore the broken connection, but without success. Her voice is very weak and can not be heard in the ghoul of the city, which is constantly coming to the island. Rasputin himself, of course, is on the side of the old. They consider them the guardians of morality, culture, and nation.
Another classic of Soviet literature, V. Astafyev, also touched upon the problem of the interrelations of generations. In his novel “The Sad Detective” he reveals this theme on the example of the life of the main character, Leonid Soshnin. He was raised by a childless, but insanely loving Aunt Grani’s children. This image embodies all the best in Russian female character. Never this simple woman did not live in abundance, but all that she had, she gave “her” children. The main thing that she was able to convey to the younger generation is moral values, spiritual wealth. Largely thanks to Aunt Grunya, Leonid Soshnin became as we see it in the story. Thus, here the connection of generations is not interrupted, but continues.
But it was like this in the postwar period. Astafiev clearly has the same theme as Rasputin’s. In the dominance of the city, in the dying of the village, these writers see the reasons for the growth of lack of spirituality and the moral decline of people. Soshnin reflects on why people began to turn into animals, they lost all moral guidelines. Why was the connection of generations interrupted?
The Russian writer L. Ulitskaya in her novel “Medea and her children” makes the problem of the relationship of generations the main one. The narration here is built from a variety of plot lines. In the center are two love triangles, mirrored in each other. According to Ulitskaya’s definition, the genre of the novel is a family chronicle. The story of Medea and her sister Alexandra, who seduced her husband Medea and gave birth to his daughter Nina, is repeated in the next generation. But now Nina and her niece Masha fall in love with the same man. As a result, this leads Masha to suicide.
The problem of “fathers and children” is one of the main problems in Russian literature of the 20th century. With bitterness and regret, writers say that the connection of generations is gradually being destroyed, is becoming a thing of the past. This is due to many, including,