And there is no poet or writer who would be portrayed more vividly and truthfully by people and people’s life in their works. He not only sympathized, but also identified himself with the peasants of Russia. His poems are shaken by truthful pictures of slavery and poverty, with notes of bitter repentance:
I love you, I sing your sufferings.
But where is the hero who deduces
Out of darkness, into the light.
Creativity Nekrasov quite diverse on subjects, but still the main motive of his works is the love of the Motherland, a simple man. In 1848, in one of the poems, the author identifies his muse with the image of a peasant woman:
Yesterday, an hour in the sixth,
I went to Senna;
There they beat a woman with a whip,
No sound from
Only the whip whistled, playing,
And to the Muse I said: “Look!
Your sister is your own. “
Nekrasov, like no one else, was able to penetrate the world of other people, which enabled him to portray the character of the peasants truthfully. According to the poet, to love the people meant to hate his oppressors and give all his strength in the struggle for his liberation. Therefore, personal in his poetry is simply inseparable from the people’s. So, in the work “Knight for an hour,” Nekrasov calls the struggle for the happiness of the people “a great affair of love.”
The feeling of love and compassion for the destitute, for the impoverished Motherland permeates almost all of his poetry. Russian people, the hero, the vast expanses of the native land, its green forests and snowy winters – that is the inexhaustible source from which Nekrasov drew his inspiration. In the poem “Silence” there are such lines:
Not heaven of a stranger to our homeland –
I wrote songs to my native land!
The hard fate of the peasant laborers always excited the poet. The world of his poetry is a world seen through tears through the eyes of the people themselves. He passionately dreamed of seeing people free:
I’ll reach the
Not waiting for your freedom!
And yet Nekrasov believed that the people would endure everything and “lay a wide, clear chest on their own way.”
The future of the country he represented as the life of a free and prosperous society:
… Liberated from bondage,
Ripe, densely populate
The science of water will deepen:
On their smooth plain
And the vigorous work will be eternal.
Above the eternal river…
The image of a Russian woman occupies one of the main places in Nekrasov’s work. “Magnificent Slav” became the heroine of many poems and poems. The poet shares her sufferings both from overwork and from endless humiliations. But Nekrasov portrayed the woman not only as an exhausted peasant woman. In his poetry there is also another image – the image of a real beauty, which, moreover, has a rare kindness, a caring and industrious. The Russian woman Nekrasov praises for perseverance, beauty, both external and internal, for pride, dignity and concern for one’s neighbors:
There are women in Russian villages
With the calm importance of individuals,
With a beautiful force in the movements,
With a walk, with a look, queens.
Nekrasov also wrote about love, but his love is quite distinctive. Other poets preferred to portray the beautiful and exciting moments of this feeling, while Nekrasov’s love is something earthly, so the relationship between lovers is complex and contradictory: “We are stupid people…” “I do not like your irony…”, “Yes, our life was rebellious…”.
In addition, Nekrasov’s poetry clearly traces the civil motive. The thought of the moral beginning of every person permeates many of his works. He himself considered himself a man of high morals, which he was in fact:
Living according to strict morality,
I have not done anything to anyone in the life of evil.
The aphorism became Nekrasov’s lines:
Therefore you can not be,
But a citizen must be.
In this poem, which is called “Poet and Citizen”, Nekrasov clearly denotes the moral position of each person, one can not indifferently look at the sufferings and misfortunes of other people. Such an example for him were Dobrolyubov. Belinsky and Shevchenko. The poet highly appreciated their moral feat for the sake of the Motherland, which they loved “as a woman.”
Mother nature, when such people
You sometimes did not send the world,
Dying of the field of life…
These lines, dedicated to Dobrolyubov, can easily be redirected to the author of the poem.