The moral feat of man in war
Fire of glory at the Kremlin wall at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier… Symbol of Eternity – fire and stone… Piskarevsky Cemetery in St. Petersburg… Mamayev Kurgan…
How many of them, such famous and not too well-known monuments on the ground of the past war. But the eternal monument to heroism is not only iron, marble, granite, but also books about the war.
The theme of the Great Patriotic War occupied one of the leading places in the literature of the post-war years. And now it continues to be relevant. Many writers themselves went through a difficult soldier’s way, many of them witnessed a great tragedy and a great feat of our people.
Many books are written about the war. Do not leave indifferent works of K. Simonov, B. Vasiliev, V. Kozhevnikov, G. Baklanov, V. Bykov, V. Rasputin and many others. We see war, something drawn close-up, as if from a bird’s flight, then some trench where the fighters gathered to smoke. We see
The Great Patriotic War left a deep mark in the history of our state. Tests that fell to the lot of the people, as if suspended the natural course of history. The war once again showed all its cruelty, inhumanity. Russian literature could not remain aloof from the events in which the destiny of the country was being decided. Russian writers of that time took an active part in defeating the enemy. By the power of their talent, they asserted justice on earth.
I would like to turn to the works of Boris Vasilyev, who is very close and dear to me.
A war has passed, and suffering has passed. But the pain appeals to people: Come on, people, never About this we will not forget.
He refers to those writers who himself went through difficult roads of war, who defended their native land with weapons in their hands. The most, in my opinion,
The theme of humanity, philanthropy, achievement in the works of B. Vasilyev occupies a central place. In the story “A Dawns Here Are Quiet…” is told about Sergeant Vasco and his subordinate anti-aircraft gunners. Five of them, led by the sergeant-major, were instructed to detain enemy saboteurs. In the battle, the girls perish. Hatred of enemies helps Vaskov and the heroines of the story to accomplish their feat. In this struggle, they were ruled by a sense of humanity that forces them to fight evil. After all, the fascists crossed the laws of man and thus found themselves outside of all laws. It is hard for the foreman to kill the girls. His whole human soul can not reconcile with this. He thinks that they will be asked, the soldier, after the war: “Why did not you, men, protect our mothers from the bullets? Did they get married with death?” Also does not find the answer. Vaska’s heart aches with the fact that he put all five girls. And in the grief of this uneducated soldier is the highest human feat. And the reader feels the writer’s hatred for the war and pain for something else that few people have written about-for interrupted strings of human genera.
In my opinion, every moment in the war is a feat. And Boris Vasiliev only confirmed this story.
I would also like to refer to another work by Vasilyev, “It did not appear on the lists.” This work tells us about the path of maturity in the short period of the defense of the Brest Fortress, nineteen-year-old Lieutenant Nikolai Pluzhnikov, who shows heroism and the inner beauty of Soviet soldiers. three days of furious battles “the days and nights of the fortress’s defense merged into one single chain of sorties and bombings, attacks, shelling, wandering around the dungeons, short fights with the enemy and short, fainting, minutes of forgetfulness and constant, sinking, not passing, even in a dream, a desire to drink. “
When the Germans managed to break into the fortress and “break its defenses into separate, isolated centers of resistance,” they began to turn the fortress into ruins. But at night the ruins came to life again. “The wounded, scorched, thirsty and battle-skeletons in rags rose from under the bricks, crept out of the cellars and in bayonet attacks destroyed those who risked staying the night.” And the Germans were afraid of the nights. “
The feat is not only the greatness and spirit of heroism, but also the grandeur of morality. An immoral person is capable of an act, perhaps equal in strength to his influence on the surrounding feat. But this “feat” is either a crime, or a betrayal, or something even worse.
In the novel “The lists did not appear” Nikolai Pluzhnikov proved that he can not be frightened, broken, made a slave. He remains a man in any situation: both in relation to his beloved woman, and under the continuous bombing of the Germans, and even against
To your enemy. And to remain a man in the conditions of war is indeed heroism.
Pain and pride – these feelings embrace the reader when he delves into the description of fights, thinks over the thoughts of heroes, presents himself in their place. Many, many exploits are committed to the war, but it is enough to read the novels of Boris Vasilyev to begin to understand the origins of this mass heroism, which came from selfless love for the Motherland, from hatred of evil, from high moral principles. Thank you writer. And eternal glory to the heroes!