Characteristics of the characters. "Thunderstorm" Ostrovsky A.N.
Ostrovsky did not in vain give his namethe product "Thunderstorm", because before people were afraid of the elements, associated it with the punishment of heaven. Thunder and lightning instilled a superstitious fear and primitive horror. The writer told in his play about the inhabitants of the provincial town, which are conditionally divided into two groups: "the dark kingdom" - rich merchants exploiting the poor, and "victims" - those who tolerate the arbitrariness of the tyrants. More details about people's lives will tell the characteristics of the characters. The storm reveals the true feelings of the characters in the play.
Characteristics of the Wild
Savel Prokofich Wild is a typical tyrant. He is a rich merchant, who is not governed. He tortured his family, from his insults home run to the attics and closets. The merchant is rude to the servants, it is impossible to please him, he will certainly find something to cling to. You can not beg for Wild's entreaties, because he is very greedy. Savel Prokofich an ignorant person, a supporter of the patriarchal system, does not want to know the modern world. The foolishness of the merchant is evidenced by his conversation with Kuligin, from which it becomes clear that Dikoi does not know what a thunderstorm is. The characterization of the heroes of the "dark kingdom", unfortunately, does not end there.
Marfa Ignatyevna Kabanova is the embodiment ofpatriarchal way of life. A wealthy merchant, a widow, she constantly insists on respecting all the traditions of her ancestors and herself must strictly follow them. Kabanikha brought everyone to despair - this is the characteristic of the heroes. "Thunderstorm" is a play that reveals the mores of a patriarchal society. A woman gives alms to beggars, goes to church, but does not give life to both her children and her daughter-in-law. The heroine wanted to preserve the old way of life, so she kept her family at bay, taught her son, daughter, daughter-in-law.
Characteristics of Catherine
In the patriarchal world, one can preservehumanity, faith in the good - it shows and characterization of the characters. "Thunderstorm" is a play in which there is a confrontation between the new and the old world, only the characters of the work defend their point of view in different ways. Katerina is happy to remember her childhood, because she grew up in love and understanding. She belongs to the patriarchal world and up to a certain point it suited her, even that the parents themselves decided her fate and were married. But Katerina does not like the role of the humiliated daughter-in-law, she does not understand how one can constantly live in fear and captivity.
The main character of the play is gradually changing, in itawakens a strong personality, able to make his choice, which manifests itself in his love for Boris. Katerina was ruined by her entourage, the lack of hope pushed suicide, because she could not live in the Kabanihi home prison.
The attitude of the Kabaniha children to the patriarchal world
Varvara is a strong person who does not wantlive according to the laws of the patriarchal world, but it is not going to openly resist the will of the mother. She was maimed by the Kabanikhi's house, because it was here that the girl learned to lie, to cunning, to do what her heart desires, but carefully hide the traces of her misdeeds. To show the ability of some people to adapt to different conditions, wrote his play Ostrovsky. The storm (the characterization of the heroes shows what impact Varvara struck mother, having escaped from the house) brought everyone to clean water, during the bad weather the inhabitants of the town showed their true guises.
Tikhon is a weak person, the embodiment of completionpatriarchal way of life. He loves his wife, but can not find the strength to protect her from the mother's tyranny. It was Kabaniha that led him to drunkenness, destroyed family happiness with his moral teachings. Tikhon does not support the ancient order, but sees no reason to go against his mother, missing her words. Only after the death of his wife, the hero decides to revolt against the Kabanikha, accusing her of killing Katerina. To understand the worldview of each character and its relation to the patriarchal world allows characterization of the characters. "Thunderstorm" is a play with a tragic end, but a belief in a better future.