Ib English Paper
IB HL English
11 October 2012
“He was of medium height. His shapely, slim figure and broad shoulders gave evidence of a strong constitution, capable of enduring all the hardships of a nomad life and changes of climates, and of resisting with success both the demoralizing effects of life in the Capital and tempests of the soul” (Lermontov pg. 50).
A true man is a man who takes responsibility. He is a man who takes responsibility for himself, his family, his influence, his actions, and his accountability. What do you think defines a true man? If a man takes responsibility for what he does, what he is, and who he is he would not have to blame the society, his …show more content…
But, Pechorin's behavior as a character soon changes after Bela, the young lady who he kidnapped at first gets kidnapped by his enemy, Kazbich, and becomes mortally wounded. After 2 days of suffering, Bela spoke of her inner fears and her feelings for Pechorin, who listened without once leaving her side. After her death, Pechorin became physically ill, lost some weight and became very unsociable. After meeting with Maxim, who is similar to a close friend, again, he acts coldly and antisocial, showing deep depression and disinterest in interaction. He soon dies on his way back from Persia, admitting to Maxim before that he is sure he will never