Literary Compasrion

Literary Compasrion - Sabine Justilien 3413-4798...

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Sabine Justilien 3413-4798 Comparative Study: The theme of ideal vs. real is facilitated through the relationships within Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev and Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert . Literature is meant to describe the commonalities of our fellow man and what motivates us to live the way we choose. In general, there will always be a relationship that is sincere and that which is elicited for mal intentions. Ideally, these connections to people function as a positive progression of our lives; there is not another agenda facilitating this fostering of feelings. In reality, many relationships are conceived with the agenda of gaining something personally- money, recognition, or power. Ivan Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons and Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary are resonant of relationships in an ideal world and relationships in reality. With reference to Madame Bovary, the desire of the wife to assimilate into a society full of sentimentality and romance fosters the relationships between Leon, Rodolphe, and unintentionally Charles. Homais then proceeds to take advantage of her fantastical nature and create a superficial relationship with her. The nature of these relationships contrast to a certain extent with those presented in Fathers and Sons, where Yevgeny Bazarov is the epicenter of the relationships that are occurring between the impressionable Arkady 1
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Sabine Justilien 3413-4798 Kirsanov and Viktor Sitnikov. There are many characters that represent the relationships fostered through sincere notions, such as that of Charles and his wife, and Arkady and Katya. Despite the culture backdrops in which these novels are placed, the theme of ideal relationships and real relationships is resonant of human nature in every sense. The effort to become something that we are not is a pressure that deludes us to the fact that perhaps we are being taken for granted. In each novel, the personalities of the aforementioned characters will
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