Throughout the history of mankind there has always been a problem of fathers and children. I think that this problem will always be relevant, because, generations are always changing, each generation has different interests, tastes, desires. Each generation sets itself different goals and achieves them in different ways. Music, literature, painting is constantly changing, one generation loves one, the next – another.
In this work, this problem is vividly illustrated in the images of Bazarov and Kirsanov. They are not related by family ties, but they are two representatives of different generations. Kirsanov does almost nothing all the time, Bazarov is engaged in useful things that are beneficial to others. These two heroes often argue, and Kirsanov defends patriarchal foundations,
There are also problems between the children and the older generation among Kirsanovs between Arkady and his son, Bazarov can be regarded as a teacher of Kirsanov, he tells him about nihilism, Kirsanov tries to look like Bazarov, so he has problems with his father. But by nature he is still closer to the patriarchal world than to nihilism. He likes to keep traditions, he is close to rest, family life. But because of the new nihilistic views there are conflicts in the Kirsanov house, but they disappear after Bazarov’s death.
The problem of fathers and children is revealed not only in the images of the older