Fathers and Sons
by Ivan Turgenev
Fathers and Sons Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Before we get rolling, let's just note that Fathers and Sons is a realistic novel, through and through. Turgenev's goal is to capture the drama of a few families during a time of social upheaval in...
Glimpses of the Peasants
Another seemingly peripheral element of the story is the historical situation of the Russian peasantry. In 1859, a movement was growing that would eventually lead Tsar Alexander II to formally eman...