Russian man on a rendezvous

Russian man on a rendezvous

N. Chernyshevsky
Russian man on rendezvous
“The Russian man on rendez-vous” refers to the journalism and has a subtitle “Reflections on reading the story of Turgenev” Asya. “At the same time Chernyshevsky gives a broader picture related to the contemporary Russian society, namely -. with the image of “positive hero” stories and novels, which in some cases showing unexpected negative character traits (indecision, cowardice) First of all, these traits are manifested in the love and personal relationships.
the title of directly svjaza on occasion with her writing. As food for thought served as the ambiguous situation in the story “Asya”, when she showed determination and she has appointed a date hero ( “rendez-vous”).

/> In the first lines – impressions from the scene of the meeting in the story “Asya”, when the main character (perceived by the reader of the story as “positive” and even “ideal”) says to the girl who came on a date with him: “You are to blame for me, you confused me in trouble and I must stop my relationship with you. ” “What it is?” – Exclaims Chernyshevsky. “What is she guilty for, is it that she considered him a decent man, compromised his reputation by coming on a date with him?” This man is more crappy than a notorious scoundrel. “
Further, the author analyzes the love line of a number of works by Turgenev (Faust, Rudin) in order to understand whether the author was mistaken in his hero or not (the story “Asya”), and comes to the conclusion that in the works of Turgenev, the main character, personifying the “ideal side”, in love affairs behaves like a “pathetic scoundrel”. “In Faust, the hero tries to encourage himself by the fact that neither he nor Vera have a serious feeling for each other, he keeps himself so that Vera herself must tell him that she loves him.” In Rudin, the matter ends with the fact that The offended girl turns away from him (Rudin), almost ashamed of
his love for the coward. “
Chernyshevsky asks the question: “Perhaps this pathetic feature in the character of the characters is a feature of Turgenev’s novels?” “And he himself answers:” But remember any good, true life story of any of our current poets. If there is an ideal side in the story, rest assured that the representative of this ideal side acts in exactly the same way as the faces of Mr. Turgenev. ” In order to argue his point of view, the author analyzes the behavior of the protagonist of Nekrasov’s poem “Sasha” for an example: “I told Sasha that” one should not weaken soul “, because” the sun of truth will rise above the earth “and that it is necessary to act to implement its aspirations, and then, when Sasha starts to work, he says that all this is in vain and will lead to nothing, that he “talked empty”.
Then the author unexpectedly declares that the hero should not be condemned, and begins to talk about himself and his worldview: “I became satisfied with everything that I can not see beside myself, I’m not angry at all, I’m not upset by anything (except for failures in business, personally for me, profitable), I condemn nothing and I do not condemn anyone in the world (except people who violate my personal benefits), I do not want anything (except for my own benefit) – in short, I will tell you how I became a man from a melancholy person to a practical and well-intentioned, that I will not even be surprised if I get a reward for my blessing Intentionally. ” Chernyshevsky resorts to the detailed opposition of “misfortune” and “guilt”: “A robber slaughtered a man to rob him, and finds in himself that it is his fault.” An incautious hunter accidentally wounded a man and the very first is tormented by unhappiness, which is done – it’s not the fault, it’s just a misfortune. “What happens to the hero of the story” Asya “is a misfortune. He does not get the benefit and pleasure from the situation when a girl in love with him strives to be with him, and he goes to backward: “The poor young man does not understand the business at all, taking part in it. The case is clear, but he is obsessed with such stupidity, which is incapable of convincing the most obvious facts. “Next the author gives a number of examples from the text, when Asya allegorically, but very clearly gave” our Romeo “to understand what she really feels – but he does not understood. “Why are we so severely analyzing our hero? How is he worse than others? How is he worse than all of us? ” He does not benefit from the situation when a girl in love with him wants to be with him, and he goes backwards: “The poor young man does not understand the business at all, taking part in. The matter is clear, but he is obsessed with such stupidity, who can not reason with the most obvious facts. ” Further the author gives a number of examples from the text, when Asya allegorically, but very clearly gave “our Romeo” to understand what she really feels – but he did not understand. “Why are we so severely analyzing our hero, how is he worse than others, how is he worse than all of us?” He does not benefit from the situation when a girl in love with him wants to be with him, and he goes backwards: “The poor young man does not understand the business at all, taking part in. The matter is clear, but he is obsessed with such stupidity, who can not reason with the most obvious facts. ” Further the author gives a number of examples from the text, when Asya allegorically, but very clearly gave “our Romeo” to understand what she really feels – but he did not understand. “Why are we so severely analyzing our hero, how is he worse than others, how is he worse than all of us?” who can not reason with the most obvious facts. “Next, the author gives a number of examples from the text, when Asya allegorically, but very clearly gave” our Romeo “to understand what she really feels – but he did not understand.” For which we so severely analyze our hero? How is he worse than others? How is he worse than all of us? ” who can not reason with the most obvious facts. “Next, the author gives a number of examples from the text, when Asya allegorically, but very clearly gave” our Romeo “to understand what she really feels – but he did not understand.” For which we so severely analyze our hero? How is he worse than others? How is he worse than all of us? “
Chernyshevsky thinks about the happiness and ability to not miss the opportunity to be happy (that the hero of the story “Asya” does not succeed): “Happiness in ancient mythology was represented as a woman with a long oblique wave in front of her wind carrying this woman, it is easy to catch her while she flies to you, but miss one moment – it will fly by, and you would not be able to catch it in vain: you can not grab it while you are left behind. A happy moment is not returned, not to miss a favorable moment – this is the highest condition of everyday prudence. out for each of us, but not everyone knows how to use them. “
In conclusion of the article Chernyshevsky leads a detailed allegory, when in a situation of long and exhausting litigation the hearing is postponed for a day. “What can I do now, let each of you say: Will it be clever for me to hasten to my adversary for the conclusion of the world? Or will the only day remaining on my couch be cleverly lying on my couch?” Or it will be clever to throw a crude cursing on the judge favoring me, who gave me the opportunity to finish my litigation with honor and profit for myself? “
The article ends with a quote from the gospel: “Try to reconcile with your opponent until you have reached him before the trial, otherwise the enemy will give you the judge, and the judge will give you the executor of the sentences, and you will be thrown into prison and you will not leave it until you will pay for everything to the last detail “(Matthew, chapter V, verses 25 and 26).