1. The style is informal and the narrators all use slang and sarcasm. They seem to be “everyday” people, in a sense, mocking the new Communist movement and the changes that come about during the Revolution. By speaking so informally, they are mocking the old gentry ways of the tsarist regime as well—almost as if they expressing that it is no better now in the midst of a revolution than it was under a tsar. Furthermore, their stories deal with everyday life and commonplace struggles that affect the poor and lower middle class, almost expressing that these people aren’t so concerned with politics, but rather their day to day activities that they must perform in order to get by. 2. The story is written simply with little adornment; it is quite cut and dry. The structure is also different from the norm in its ellipsis form as it follows a very specific detailed account in mere paragraph form; there is little dramatic emphasis or embellishment. I interpret the ending as the display of a loss of total hope in the character as he changes his
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course SLL 330g taught by Professor Wolfson during the Spring '07 term at USC.