Violence: Negotiation for the Boundaries of the Individual


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Violence: Negotiation for the Boundaries of the Individual
The conflicting aspects of the need for the individual to belong, yet maintain his or her individuality is a thread that runs consistently through Gorky’s “Twenty Six Men and a Girl,” as well as Babel’s, “My First Goose”, “The Death of
”, and “Salt”. This conflicting need takes the form of the use of multiple modalities of violence. The violence is utilized by the author’s in each piece as their central characters negotiate a keen awareness of identity while at the same time reflect the essential need to honor the values of the group.
As hard as the individual tries to discover his or her own self...
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..... of opposition that is a hallmark of a society that emerged from Tsarist rule to supposed independence. This struggle quite naturally is personalized as a central consideration of the Russian realist strand of literature. It may take many forms, but each form demonstrates the overt as well as sublimated nature of the central conflict that existed within Russian society, as well as the central conflict that still exists within society as a whole.
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Gorky, Maxim. Twenty-Six Men And A Girl: And Other Stories (1915). New York:
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