Daily Archives: September 13, 2014

24% done with Eugene Onegin

This chapter introduces the other characters, and like Evgenii they too are bored with country life. Vladimir, only 17, is too smart for these country folk, the lady Larina hated it at first but is now old and worn down, Olga would do well in Petersburg, and even Tatyana escapes through books and being pensive all day long. Nobody has any activity worthwhile – Tolstoy would say to go to work in the fields!