Master and Margarita | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Susan Amert

This literature criticism consists of approximately 40 pages of analysis & critique of Master and Margarita.
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Critical Essay by Susan Amert

Amert, Susan. “The Dialectics of Closure in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita.The Russian Review 61, no. 4 (October 2002): 599-617.

In the essay below, Amert explores the notion of endings—particularly death, but also narrative endings—in The Master and Margarita.

Some of it Pilate could read: “There is no death ….”

The Master and Margarita, chapter 26

The beginning of The Master and Margarita features a transparent allusion to Tolstoy's “Death of Ivan Il'ich.” It comes as Woland is disputing Ivan Bezdomnyi's claim that human beings control their own lives:

Imagine that you, for example, begin to rule, to be in charge of both others and yourself … and suddenly you get … heh-heh … lung cancer … and your rule is finished...

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