Artwork A. Tolstoy "Russian character", a brief content of which is given in the article, has the subtitle "From" Ivan Sudarev's Stories ". Thus, the author uses the “story in a story” technique in which a friend of the same soldier told his reader about a Russian soldier. And although the action takes place at the beginning of the forties, the glorious feats of the protagonist are in the center of attention, but what happened to him after a serious injury. The author’s task is to show how powerful and amazing the character of a Russian person is.
Regular guy - Egor Dremov
BUT. Tolstoy begins the story "Russian character", a brief content of which you read, from an acquaintance with the main character. This is a quiet, simple tanker, who lived on the collective farm before the war. From his comrades, he probably differed in appearance. Tall, with curls and certainly with a warm smile on his face, he looked like a god. Dremov loved and respected his parents very much, he spoke with respect about his father, who was an example to him. Egor also had a girlfriend in whose feelings he did not doubt at all: he would wait, even if he had to return on one leg.
Dremov did not like to boast of military exploits. Such is the true Russian character. The summary of the stories of his driver meanwhile shows that they were not uncommon for him. He proudly recalled Chuvilev about how their tank made against the German tiger and how skillfully he could neutralize the enemy Lieutenant Dremov.
So everything went on as usual, until the misfortune happened to the hero. It also showed how strong and firm the Russian character can be.
Summary of the injury episode
It was possible for the crew to participate in the Battle of Kursk. By the end of the battle the tank was hit. Two died immediately, and the driver pulled the burning lieutenant out of the car just before its explosion. Egor got big burns: under the charred skin bones were visible in places. The face was badly hurt, but the vision remained. The guy had several plastic surgeries, and when the bandages were removed, a complete stranger looked at him from the mirror. But he reassured his sister, saying that you can live with it. And he often felt his face as if he was getting used to a new look - Tolstoy continues the story “Russian character”.
Summary of the conversation lieutenant withGeneral, to whom the tanker came after the recognition of his fit only for the drill, is as follows. Egor asked to be returned to the regiment and clarified that he was a freak and not a disabled person: "... This will not interfere with the cause." The general, who was trying not to look at him, accepted the arguments and ordered that he be given twenty days leave to recover. After which the hero went home.
Meeting with relatives
He came to the village in the evening. Getting through the snow to the window, I saw my mother, leisurely, kind, but skinny and aged, gathering on the table. And then she thought, folding her arms across her chest. Egor realized that he could not frighten her with his appearance, and, knocking on the door, he called himself a friend of his son, Lieutenant Gromov. He entered the house, where everything was painfully familiar. Mother looked into him and asked about her son. Soon they were joined by the father. And the more Dremov sat, the harder it was for him to admit to the old men that he was their son.
This is how the hero's first meeting with parents is described.in the story "Russian character". Summary (Alexei Tolstoy strongly emphasizes how difficult both the hero and the mother were) interviews at dinner can be reduced to questions about what will be spring and how will the sowing pass when the war ends. Even the old woman wondered when they would give leave to her son.
Meeting with the bride
The next day, Egor wanted to meet withthe bride of their son, Katya, to pass the bow. The girl came running instantly: happy, radiant, beautiful ... She went very close to the guy, looked at him and recoiled. At that moment, Yegor decided: we need to leave today. Then they ate millet pancakes, and the lieutenant told about the exploits of Dremov (it turned out, his own). And he tried not to look at Katya, so as not to see his ugliness reflected on her beautiful face.
So ended a date with the past, pre-warlife, for the main character of the story "Russian character". The summary of the meeting suggests what decision Yegor made: to hide the truth from his mother as long as possible and try to forget Katya forever.
Letter from home
Having met with comrades, Dremov experiencedrelief. Two weeks later, he received a letter about his mother, forcing him to change his decision. Such is the Russian character. The summary of the letter is as follows. Marya Polikarpovna told how a man came to them. Maternal heart suggests that it was Egor himself. The old man scolds, says that if the son were a son, he would certainly open up. After all, you need to be proud of such a person. Because asked to judge whether she is right or crazy.
Yegor came with a letter to Sudarev, and he advised to give an answer as soon as possible and to confess everything.
An unexpected outcome is received by the story “Russiancharacter ", a summary of which you read. After some time, the captain summoned Dremova, and Sudarev went with him. So the narrator witnessed the meeting of Egor with his mother and Katya. The latter was really beautiful, but to the words of the lieutenant that she should not wait for him like this, she answered: “... I was going to live with you forever ...”.
"It seems that a person is simple, but a severe disaster will come ... and a great power rises in him - human beauty", - ends the story "Russian character" by Tolstoy.
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