The civil battle, in my opinion, is the most brutal and bloody battle, because in it sometimes close people who once lived in one whole, one country, who believed in one God and adhered to certain ideals, are fighting. How does it happen that native people rise on different sides of the barricades and how do such wars end? We can trace it on the pages of the novel – the epic MA Sholokhov’s The Quiet Don.
In his novel the author tells us how the Cossacks lived freely on the Don: they worked on the ground, they were a reliable support for the Russian tsars, they fought for them and for the power. Their families lived by their labor, in prosperity and respect. The life of the Cossacks is interrupted by a revolution that is cheerful, joyful, full of labor and pleasant worries.
In my opinion, the main reason for the tragedy of the Russian people, which affected literally everyone in those days, Sholokhov sees in the dramatic transition from the old, centuries-old way of life, to a new order of life. There are two worlds: everything that was before an integral part of people’s life, the basis of their existence, suddenly collapses, and the new one must still be accepted and accustomed to it.