Certainly, one of the most outstandingwriters of the nineteenth century is Mikhail Lermontov. "Hero of Our Time", whose brief content differs from the inconsistency of the plot approach to the plot, is considered to be one of the most significant of his works. And there are reasons for that.
In the plot, that is, the chronological orderthe stories should be arranged in the following way: first "Taman", then "Princess Mary", followed by "Fatalist", then "Bela", followed by "Maxim Maksimych" and, finally, "Foreword to the Pechorin magazine." But the author preferred to change the order of the narration in order to facilitate the reader's understanding of his thoughts. Such a distorted order was not accidentally chosen for this work, because the genre of the psychological novel is intended to show us the hero's soul. A suitable form for this was chosen by Lermontov. "The hero of our time," the analysis of which has repeatedly been undertaken by many critics, even in our century is considered one of the deepest psychological novels.
Then follows the chapter "Maxim Maksimych." The narrator witnesses a meeting between Grigory Pechorin and the captain, during which he compiles a psychological portrait of a young man. Maxim Maksimych, angered by Gregory for his coldness, gives the storyteller Pechorin's travel notes, which constitute the greater part of the novel.
The chapter "Princess Mary" illustrates the passionPechorin to experiment and analyze his actions. Grigory from stubbornness decides to win the heart of an intelligent girl named Mary, in order to hurt the pride of his friend Grushnitsky. Eventually a duel took place between them, at which the latter dies. In this chapter, we can most clearly observe the hero's stubbornness and his propensity for meditation, which he endowed his character with Lermontov. "Hero of Our Time", the brief content of which will help us understand the causes of the character's actions, gradually reveals the world of his soul before us.
In the last novel, "Fatalist", the author expresseshis hope that his generation has not yet lost everything: Pechorin commits a Cossack killer. This concludes the novel, which Lermontov wrote, "The Hero of Our Time." The summary of this psychological work should clarify the thoughts that the author has invested in him.