Characterization of Azazello ("Master and Margarita")
One of the representatives of the otherworldly power,settled in a "bad apartment" - Azazello. "Master and Margarita" - a novel filled with symbolic, multi-valued images. The theme of this article is a characterization of one of the most mysterious characters in Bulgakov's novel. We are talking about the red-haired henchman Woland named Azazello.
"The Master and Margarita"
The novel has several storylines. One of them tells about the adventures of demonic characters in Moscow. These characters are very colorful, original. One of these mystical characters is Azazello.
"Master and Margarita" - a novel, whose actionoccurs in the thirties. Even then, the housing issue for the residents of the capital became one of the painful. In addition, the desire to possess someone else's real estate is by no means the only human defect inherent in mere mortals. There is greed, greed, envy and, finally, cowardice. From all these shortcomings, mankind can not be saved. But from time to time, individual representatives should be taught a lesson. What did the heroes of the novel Bulgakov: Begemot, Fagot, Azazello.
"Master and Margarita" is a work to whichliterary critics have paid close attention to several decades. In each of the heroes, a hint of a real person or a mythical or biblical character is ciphered. What do critics say about the image of Azazello?
Azazel is the character of the biblical story. The Old Testament legend says that one of the angels once opposed God's will, for which he was sent to the underworld. But before he was deprived of the main heavenly attribute: the wings. The fallen angel lived in hell, became popular. Writers and poets turn to his image throughout almost the entire history of mankind.
Bulgakov somewhat modified the appearance of thischaracter, and most importantly, remade his name in the Italian manner. Azazello in the novel "The Master and Margarita", as befits the inhabitant of the dark, is terrible, cunning and cruel. What role does this character play in the Woland suite?
The devil's helpers, despite their tricks,cause sympathy. Behemoth incessantly sharpens. Koroviev, though possessing a crappy voice and vile appearance, but a smile. Azazello, unlike his "colleagues", is terse, devoid of charm. His role in the retinue is doing dirty work. For the first time he appears directly from the mirror in the apartment of Stepa Likhodeev. On the head of Azazello - a bowler. His hair has a fiery-red tinge. A fearful look is complemented by fangs.
Azazello speaks in a nasal, unpleasant voice. And from the first appearance in the pages of Bulgakov's novel expresses readiness to apply physical or mystical power. To frighten, to destroy - this limits Azazello's duties. And even the death of the main characters of the novel comes precisely from his hands.