Today we will look at the idea of characterization, and how do writers use characterization to lead a character along the plot.
Here is a quote from the story: “The devil uses discord (argument) to divide and conquer.”
Example #1: The argument between the two sisters leading to Pahom’s boasting
Example #2. “The Evil One sowed discord and they could not agree” (p.2) => peasant division.
Answer the two questions below using at least one detail from the story and your own thoughts.
1- How is the Devil’s ability to get people to argue so effective?
2- Why do people take advantage of arguments / divisions between others?
Read part 3 of the story: https://www.online-literature.com/tolstoy/2738/
while listening to part 3 of the story from 7:34 to 13:08
Notes for your notebook: So far in the story
– Pahom has bought a small, but profitable plot of land
– Peasants could not agree and buy land as a group
– Pahom is recognizing the benefits of capital savings => ownership