Summary of the poem “Mtsyri” M. Yu. Lermontov

Summary of the poem “Mtsyri” M. Yu. Lermontov

Not far from the monastery in Georgia, the Russian general carries with him from the mountains a captive six-year-old child. On the way the prisoner fell ill, did not eat anything, and “quietly, proudly died.” One monastic monk leaves the child at home. After accepting the baptism, the boy soon had to become a monk too. In the autumn night the young man suddenly disappears, and after three days of searching he is unconscious in the steppe. Mtsyri looks weak, pale and emaciated. Before his death, he confesses and says that he lived a little, and his whole life was held captive. The soul called the young man to freedom, into the world of battles and anxieties. At the will of Mtsyri saw dark rocks, boundless fields, green hills, and in the distance – the mountains of the distant Motherland, the tops of which are covered with snow. He left the monastery at a stormy night, when all the monks prayed to God to protect them from the elements. The young man remembers his own father, his arms and mail, singing young sisters, and decides to find the way home. He admires the wild nature and goes to the mountain stream to quench his thirst. Not far from the stream, Mtsyri sees a beautiful young Georgian woman. Her eyes were so beautiful that the “ardent thoughts” of the young man were embarrassed. When the Georgian leaves, Mtsyri falls asleep and sees her in a dream. After resting, he goes on his way, but gets out of the way. Having met the leopard, the young man bravely enters into battle with him and wins. “But now I’m sure that I could not be at the edge of the fathers from the last Udaltsy.” In the battle, he feels himself an animal, but respects the enemy, saying that he met death like a real fighter. The body of a young man is tattered with the claws of a beast, and he realizes that he will die. When Mtsyri loses consciousness, he is found by monks. He is not afraid of death, only worries that he will not be buried in his native land,


Summary of the poem “Mtsyri” M. Yu. Lermontov