Hermann in "The Queen of Spades"
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This paper provides an analysis of Alexander Pushkin's "The Queen of Spades." The analysis focuses on the author's purpose of making the protagonist likable so that we empathize with him when his corrupt behavior leads to his downfall.
From the Paper:"In Alexander Pushkin's "The Queen of Spades", the author takes us inside the world of faro gambling during Imperial Russia of the early nineteenth century. Pushkin's purpose in revealing this world of gamblers is to demonstrate his central theme, the negative impact of greed and corruption, both widespread in the Russian society of his era, on the human soul. Pushkin's purpose in making his enigmatic protagonist, Hermann, so appealing, is to cause us to be more emotionally moved by the impact of greed..."
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