Doctor Zhivago Setting & Symbolism

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Moscow

Moscow is where Yuri grows up and becomes Dr. Zhivago. He marries Tonia in Moscow and returns there toward the end of his life. Yuri dies in the streets of Moscow.

Varykino

Varykino is where Yuri's father once had businesses and an estate. Yuri and his family go to Varykino and try to make as good a life as they can. When hiding from the government, Yuri and Lara go to Varykino.

Yuriatin

Yuriatin is Lara's hometown. She and Pasha start their married lives together in Yuriatin. Lara and Yuri have their affair in the town, and Yuri returns to it after deserting the Red Army.

Train

The train is the major form of transportation in Russia during the time. Yuri and his family travel by train. The Red Army travels by train.

Winter

Winter is both a season and an object, a very hard and harsh...

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