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Fathers and Sons. In chapter eight of Fathers and Sons, Turgenev provides the reader with the foundation of the story and lays the ground work for one of the dominant conflicts.

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Fathers and Sons Chapter Eight Analysis In chapter eight of Fathers and Sons, Turgenev provides the reader with the foundation of the story and lays the ground work for one of the dominant conflicts. Through the use of characterization, the plot and setting, and the narrative technique, Turgenev grants the reader with an opportunity to understand the upcoming events in the novel. The information provided in this chapter allows the reader to understand the characters, their relationships, as well as their actions and beliefs. The most prominent aspect in chapter eight is the use of characterization. The information provided in the chapter allows us to understand the relationships between certain characters, such as, Pevel and Fenicka, Nikolai and Pevel, and Nikolai and Fenicka. Understanding these relationships helps the reader comprehend the actions taken by certain characters later on in the novel. The relationship between Pevel and Fenicka seemed to be very uneasy. From the moment Pevel entered the room it is evident how anxious and nervous each of them became. ...read more.


The same can be said about Nikolai when the way that he takes care of Fenicka is examined. Fenicka had told Pevel how thanks to Nikolai's kindness she was able to make her room nicer (Turgenev 40). The plot and setting work hand in hand in order to provide the reader with valuable information about the actions of the characters. One of the dilemmas in the book is the one Nikolai has in relation to his child with Fenicka. This dilemma arose because of the background that she comes from, and his fear of his son's disapproval of this type of marriage (Turgenev 44-6). This idea that he had was because of the setting of the novel and the ideals that came in the time period in which it was written. The extent of shame that Nikolai had about his actions is understood through the exchange that he had with Fenicka. While he spoke with her, she mentioned how it may be better for her to move back into the wing. ...read more.


The narrator also provided us with valuable details about the actions of the characters as well as the thoughts that they had. Much of the information obtained about the characterization and plot and setting, was thanks to the narrative technique used by Turgenev. The all knowing narrator gave us information about the way Nikolai and Fenicka met, which has an important role in the novel. Then with the description of the characters thoughts allows the reader to understand the subtle meaning behind their actions as well as the opinions that they have about situations and of each other. In conclusion, chapter eight provides many insights into the novel. Through the use of characterization, the reader is allowed to examine the relationships between the characters as well as understand the actual characters a little better. Next, with the use of the plot and setting Turgenev provides us with a deeper understanding about the issues happening in the real world and how they relate to the conflicts occurring throughout the novel. Finally, due to the narrative technique used the reader is able to obtain further information about the characters along with important information ?? ?? ?? ?? English 4 IB Period 8 September 13, 2011 ...read more.

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