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Master and Margarita, A combined glance

Master and Margarita, A combined glance

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Published by: Romolo on May 08, 2009
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http://www.scarabeus.it – 2009
Let’s Read Together 
 A Combined Glance
Let’s Read Together
"The Master and Margarita"A Combined Glance
Livorno, 2009
http://www.scarabeus.it – 2009
Let’s Read Together 
 A Combined GlanceIn the complicated narrative plot and in the many-sided shapes that compose theromance (realism, symbolism, surrealism, grotesque comicality), the unifying factor is the contrast between evil and good.The first one is identifiable in the lust, in the desire for power, in the red tape, inatheism, in selfishness, in hypocrisy, in the lust that enlivens the negativecharacters, mediocre humanity quite integrated in the system.The second one, that not by chance mixes together the cast out and the losers, islove, in all its shapes: love for every living being (Jeshua), love for truth, love of couple.Wherever rationality that gives false security prevails there is evil. Not at random inthe course of the story we find a lot of falling or suffering heads: from the initial beheading of Berlioz to Pilato's headache, from the cut head of the magic show's presenter to the mental confusion of all of the characters that end up in a mental hospital. The head is the icon of evil. Love is Jeshua, is the swallow that may for asecond raise Pilato from the obsession of his role and open before him liberating solutions, is Margarita's power. Bulgakov opposes heart-characters to head-characters, while the contemporary Freud was discovering the same split in theindividual depth.This opposition does not seem possible in the reality of this earth, but only in thefree world of fantasy. What other possibility for an unappreciated artist, whosehistorical horizon saw rise and triumph regimes (one of which he was a direct victimof) united by the organized rational cruelty, child of human presumption? He islucky to have missed seeing the incredible results of scientific rationality...
http://www.scarabeus.it – 2009
Let’s Read Together 
 A Combined Glance
The event, very special, makes the book to be fascinating. Using different fictionmodes, the author offers a view of the Russian society during the regimehighlighting the abuses and the favoritisms by the way of allegory.What stuck me most was:1) The dreamlike aspect that charms and carries the reader into aspecial world making him forget both the personal reality and that thatof the story.2) The meeting with the unforeseen (Satan) that changes life totallyand is always around the corner.3) The character of Pilato, man, not only despot, deeply tormented bydoubts and feelings of guilt.4) The meeting of the Master with Margarita and the concept of lovethat hits and leaves defenseless.Regarding this, I found especially effective this passage: ....

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