Isaac Babel and the Two Russian Revolutions
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This essay discusses Isaac Babel's writings in the "Red Cavalry Stories" and how they reflect how the Russian people saw the Civil War. The paper explores the three themes that a revolution appeared to be necessary, the revolution itself began to eat its own children, and the collapse of the revolution was also ultimately inevitable. The paper also discusses how being a Jew very much influenced Babel and his writings.
From the Paper:"Isaac Babel's writings in the "Red Cavalry Stories" reflected how the Russian people saw the Civil War. Babel's work also had a profound effect on Russian society then and now. Babel showed a sympathy toward the anti-Czarist forces. Yet he himself ultimately became a victim of the Revolution. More than anything, the real significance of his work was that it showed that the human condition was extremely complicated, and there was not just one easy solution for social ills of any society. One of the most profound lasting impressions of his works was that even among hooligans, thieves and whores, there was still a goodness. This showed that there was a fine line between good and evil and that both often came together. Overall, the three themes we consider in his work are that a (1) revolution appeared to be necessary, (2) the revolution itself began to eat its own children, and (3) the collapse of the revolution was also ultimately inevitable."
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