LITTRANS 204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Matthew The Apostle, Woland, Proletariat

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Littrans 204 - lecture 21 - master and margarita wrap up / pre-exam(3/15) Bulgakov considered 2 different endings for master and margarita. Novel didn"t originally have the epilogue, added later on. Bulgakov crossed out the last paragraph of ch. Master and margarita find eternal refuge in a realm that doesn"t belong to anyone. Eternal peace entails no mind but freedom. Asks to take master with woland to grant the master peace and not light. Moscow is the realm controlled by the devil and forces of good don"t have access to. Bulgakov was giving a statement of the condition of morality in moscow society. Master is scared and retreats to hide himself from his problems by going to mental hospital rejecting what he wanted to stand for to find peace. Bulgakov is using it as a commentary on authors who retreat from their original intent of creativity because they are incapable of resisting and self sacrificing in the name of truth.

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