LITTRANS 204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Woland, Russian Empire

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Littrans 204 - lecture 20 - master and margarita day 5 and 6(3/10 - 3/13) finish up master and margarita on wednesday 3/15 there will not be trick questions on the exam just refresh character names and major plots. Rimsky- korsakov rim is in reference to rome for parallels of roman and russian empire. Head of entertainment theater -- rome was infamous for giving circus and bread to prevent any questions from citizens and keep them busy. Bulgakov uses a type of narrative that was popular as a satirical literature genre of late. Not seriously discuss social issues but portray a perspective that puts characters represents large part of russian satirical literature in a grotesque satirical setting. No larger message that you can get from individual situations in the novel. Margarita represents dynamic character where she is with someone she doesn"t like and rewriting of biblical story then get in an affair with a man.

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