The Master and Margarita: A story within a story Essay

2301 Words May 29th, 2014 10 Pages
Lu Htet
English 1B
Professor Compean
March 22, 2014.
The Master and Margarita: A Novel Within A Novel The Master and Margarita is written by Mikhail Bulgakov. Bulgakov is one of the most well known Russian writers of the 20th century, and he is also noted for the rejection of the principles of the officially accepted literary method. "Bulgakov considered the writer's freedom to be more important than the goals of the Soviet government and was true to himself and his ideals in creating his literary works" (Yurkchenko 2). The Master and Margarita is a proof of Bulgakov's rejection of the principles of the officially accepted literary method. In The Master and Margarita, Bulgakov vividly portrays the true life of Moscow under the
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For the second time, Pilate showed his maids to leave him alone with his guest, Aphranius, for he wanted to ask Aphranius to save Yeshua. Pilate did not want anyone to hear the conversation because he was afraid that he would be in trouble if someone knew that he tried to save a criminal. People are also afraid to talk with each other or say too much in the novel, for they might get into trouble. The first chapter, "Never Speak To Strangers," illustrates how Berlioz is killed and Ivan is ended in a clinic, for they had a conversation with someone who they do not really know. Similarly, Yeshua was arrested while dining with Jedudas of Kerioth after making a political comment about Ceaser. Later, Yeshua was accused of resisting the emperor and sentenced to death. Making a conversation with the wrong person gave Yeshua a death sentenced. Although the timeline between the story of Pontus Pilate and the contemporary Moscow is really different, the ideology of people who live under the atmosphere does not change. As the timeline between the story of Pontius Pilate and the story of the devil visit to Moscow is huge, one might argues that two stories do not fit well together. Although the story of Pontius Pilate goes far back into the past and its events seem to be far away from Moscow, the issues portrayed by Bulgakov in ancient Jerusalem are quite similar to

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