EJOVŞCINA – O GOLGOTĂ MODERNĂ
YEZHOVSHCHINA – A MODERN GOLGOTHA
Marinela Doina DOROBANŢU
Universitatea Tehnică de Construcţii Bucureşti
Departamentul de Limbi Străine şi Comunicare
B-dul Lacul Tei, 122-124, sector 2, Bucureşti
Requiem is the one of the most renowned works of the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. The composition consists of fifteen short poems introduced by a paragraph of prose and reflects the anguish of the Russian people during the Yezhov terror.
Anna Akhmatova describes a collapse of self into emotional turmoil, speaking for herself while representing an entire nation. At the climax of the grief cycle, three religious figures appear: Mary Magdalene, the Virgin Mary, and John, the beloved disciple. Taken out of the New Testament context, they reinforce the poet’s subtext on the inevitability of suffering. Akhmatova allows the central figure to transcend her personal circumstances in an almost supernatural way – that is, not to mitigate her pain, but to dignify and honor the ability of all women, to confront their deepest grief and fear and ultimately survive.
Key words: individual, general, psychologism, dramatic
Cuvinte cheie: individual, general, psihologism, dramatism