Aleksandr Pushkin | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Paul Debreczeny

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of Aleksandr Pushkin.
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Critical Essay by Paul Debreczeny

SOURCE: "The Execution of Captain Mironov: A Crossing of the Tragic and Comic Modes," in Alexander Puskin: Symposium II, Slavica Publishers, Inc., 1980, pp. 67-78.

In the following essay, Debreczeny considers the place of Captain Mironov's tragic execution in the otherwise comic The Captain's Daughter.

The Captain's Daughter (1836), even though its action is set in the midst of a bloody revolt, contains surprisingly little violence. Grinev's prophetic nightmare foreshadows a massacre, but only in a remote manner. Grinev is wounded quite seriously in his duel with Švabrin, but his wound turns out to be a blessing, for he awakes to find himself in the tender care of Maša. The first physical marks of cruelty appearing in the novel are the traces of torture on the body of the captive Bashkir; similar...

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