Eugene Onegin Setting & Symbolism

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Onegin's Estate

Eugene Onegin inherits his country estate from a wealthy uncle. While at his estate, he meets Vladimir Lensky and Tatyana Larin, the two people who will determine his fate.

Onegin's Books

Tatyana learns about Eugene from reading the notations in his books.

The Mill

Vladimir Lensky challenges Eugene to a duel at the mill, where Eugene finally shoots and kills his friend.

Vladimir Lensky's Grave

Vladimir Lensky is buried beneath two pine trees. Although Olga originally mourns him there, eventually his grave is deserted.

Moscow

Moscow is the center of Russian society and culture. Eugene becomes disillusioned with society's games while in Moscow, and when Tatyana comes to Moscow, it is because her mother is trying to find her a husband at Moscow's "marriage market". Tatyana eventually is absorbed into a high place in Moscow's society, not because she desires it, but because her mother bothers...

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