7 books, all the wisdom of which becomes clear only in adulthood
Many books of classics are recommended for reading in the school curriculum or extracurricular reading. But in fact, even high school students are not always able to fully understand the meaning of the work. The experiences of the characters and the reasons for their actions are understandable only to people who have behind shoulders already have some experience. In today’s collection of books recommended for reading in adulthood.
Ivan Goncharov, “Oblomov»
When reading the novel by Ivan Goncharov in adulthood, it suddenly turns out that there are no negative and positive characters in it. Everything, as in life: there is no only black and white. But there are shades and nuances, causes and consequences. Yes, the active impulses of the main character not find a way out, but the reasons for this lie far back in childhood, Ilya Oblomov, strangled hyperopia and excessive care. Witty irony works is deceptive in its ease, for it really makes you wonder not only about the “oblomovshchina”, but first and foremost means of prevention of this phenomenon.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “a Hundred years of solitude»
Saga of the age-old history of a huge family and the loneliness of each character. It seems that it could be more natural than kinship feelings, friendly relations between numerous sisters, brothers, parents and children. But for some reason, everyone wanted to close their own shell and get out of life before it happens on the physical level. And only an adult is able to live these hundred years of loneliness together with Gabriel Garcia Marquez to get rid of him in real life.
John Steinbeck, “Of mice and men. Pearl»
Two stories are combined in one book. One tells the story of the difficulties of being two friends who went on a journey to the American South. They need money to make their dream come true. But in fact the story is not about that. It is about loneliness and hope, fragility of human life and faith in the future. Behind simple lines the tragedy hides, and after reading the story “About mice and people” for a long time do not let go of thought about the meaning of life.
Parable “Pearl” again about the meaning of life, but in a completely different way. No matter what blows fate strikes a person, one should always keep faith in a miracle. And people who are ready to lend a shoulder in difficult times.
Leo Tolstoy, “Anna Karenina»
Leo Tolstoy’s novel is clearly not intended for school age. For even adults with rich life experience are not always able to understand the motives of the actions of the main character. This is not a banal tale of love Affairs. Rather, a novel about the search for happiness, cruelty, deceived love and trying to find a way out of this situation.
George Orwell, “1984»
The dystopia of George Orwell is a very contradictory feelings. It’s not a book you can read and forget about the next day. It is about the impact of politics on human life, a system that is able to break and subjugate almost anyone. The fictional world of Orwell is horribly similar to the real world. For some readers, the work is so cynically real that it plunges into despair. Others see “1984” as a call to preserve themselves and their personalities.
Mikhail Bulgakov, “the Master and Margarita»
In the novel of Mikhail Bulgakov so tightly intertwined truth and fiction, enchanting events and philosophical thoughts that it is clearly too difficult for children’s perception. Only a Mature mind can appreciate his genius and draw the necessary Parallels between the past and the present. And then this work will want to re-read again and again, constantly finding in the “Master and Margarita” something new, consonant with the time and himself.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, “Idiot»
The work of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, despite the active study of his works in the school curriculum, it seems, is not intended for children’s minds. The novel “Idiot”, despite its rather easy syllable, still helps to understand and learn the complex inner world of man. And see how even positive traits can cause trouble to a person, if you raise them to the rank of the absolute.