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The other characters demolish Matryona’s outhouse to obtain timber for their own construction since they could not get the needed timber from elsewhere; Fddei, i particular, rlishes the thought of pulling down Matryona’s house and carrying it away since it was inherently destined to be his initially, a the eldest son. Te story reveals that he (Faddei), “as furiously taking it apart, bard by board, t carry it out of somebody’s compound (Solzhentsyn 448), ”the writer contrasts the villagers’ greediness and materialism with Matryona’s righteousness since she meekly yields their demolition of her top room (Kava 23).

Mtryona’s house was the very essence of her existence since for the nearly forty years that she had inhabited the place, i had become an integral source of her vitality as explained that “…the thought of breaking up the roof she had lived under for forty years was torture to her (Solzhentsyn 448)” since tearing down the house was equivalent to taking away her life. Nnetheless, Mtryona stands out as the archetypical ancient Russian model of Christian, ati-materialistic testimony, ulike the whose materialistic nature reflects the shift from the conventional Russian values, wich has contributed to Matryona’s exclusion (Saur 118).

Mreover, te truck driver that was hired to transport the demolished timber to Cherus where it was to be utilized also demonstrates clearly that greed is indeed a common factor in the communist society, ulike the conventional view of the communistic way of life as full of good intent for the people. Te truck driver’s greediness emerges when he insists on being paid the same amount of money whether or the truck took two trips or just one; frthermore, te fact that the tractor had been sneaked out by the driver for his side job and had to be returned before morning further highlights his corrupt nature.

B only thinking of his interest rather than also considering those who were paying him, te truck driver demonstrates the shifting view of social life in the communist society, tereby strongly undermining the perception that individuals work for the common good of others in such a society that is rife with capitalistic I Dostoyevsky’s story of Notes from the underground, te writer tells the story of a bitter, nndescript...

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