The following two stories must be analyzed by answering the questions listed below: 1. Ivan Bunin, “Light Breathing.”
Write a one-paragraph answer (min 80-100 words, typewritten,Time New Roman 12, standard margins – 1 inch) to each of the questions about each of the two stories. Examination Questions: 1. Name the story’s protagonists and describe their relationships. Which features make each of these protagonists’ outstanding characters and, possibly, role models?
2. Classify the genre of this story (realistic, tragic, fantastic, fantastic realism, humoristic, satirical, etc.). Which episode seemed to you the most striking in this story? Why?
3. Summarize the ideas expressed by the author. What is/-are the message/s, which this author tries to convey to readers? How realistic, in your opinion, is this story and how convincing are these messages?
4. What have you learned about Russian literature, culture, and Russian national character after you have read the stories in this course? Do you feel that your opinion about Russian culture and literature has changed, and if yes or no, why and in what way?