Writing a generation dispute together and apart
How much humanity exists, so much is concerned with its eternal problem of “fathers and children”, which is based on the break of ties between different generations. What leads to a misunderstanding between “fathers and children”? From the time of Socrates and Aristotle to the present day, there is a conflict in society (the disagreement, the clash that lies at the heart of the struggle of heroes) between generations. This question occupied and occupies if not central, then one of the main places in their thoughts. During the turbulent changes in any sphere of a person’s life, this problem arises with redoubled force: fathers are conservatives who are alien to any changes, and children are the “engines of progress”, striving to overthrow the foundations and traditions, to realize their ideas. “Fathers and children” I take in a broader sense than family ties.
I remember the comedy “Woe from Wit” by A. S. Griboedov.
This social phenomenon was reflected in the novel “Fathers and Sons” by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev, where Evgeni Bazarov, by his behavior and statements, shows that the time in which the elder Kirsanovs and his father lived irreversibly goes to the past, and the epoch with other principles and ideals. But in this work it can be noted that in his finale Arkady, former Bazarov’s companion, and his wife Katya, young people join the camp of “fathers”.
I can conclude that the disagreements between the “fathers” and “children” have always existed. The reasons for them are completely different, but the essence is one – the misunderstanding of people of different eras, which can be avoided easily, if only a little bit more tolerant to each other. At the same time I want to emphasize that as though fathers and children did not argue, they still remained and remain close people… (355 words)