History Literature / Oblomov

23rd Jan '16 7:50:02 PM Exxolon
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'''Oblomov''' is a Russian novel by Ivan Goncharov, published in 1859. Nobleman Oblomov resides in his St. Petersburg (capital of Czarist Russia) apartment with his servant Sachar, daydreaming half the day and doing nothing the other half. Sometimes, one of his old friends visits him and provides a bit of change.

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'''Oblomov''' '''''Oblomov''''' is a Russian novel by Ivan Goncharov, published in 1859. Nobleman Oblomov resides in his St. Petersburg (capital of Czarist Russia) apartment with his servant Sachar, daydreaming half the day and doing nothing the other half. Sometimes, one of his old friends visits him and provides a bit of change.
12th Oct '15 9:47:07 PM WillBGood
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The novel is divided into three parts. The first part depicts Oblomov's uneventful life until his childhood friend Andrey Karlovich Stolz visits him. The second part is a HopeSpot, when Stolz urges him to do more, but Oblomov's meeting and infatuation with [[LoveInterest Olga]] distracts him. In the third part, Oblomov reverts to his old habits, which Stolz coined ''oblomovshtchina'' (can be translated as "Oblomovism" - this word entered the Russian language). The once again cynical Oblomov writes a letter to reject Olga and marries his landlord Agafya. Meanwhile his estate remains in disarray. He soon discovers that those whom he had trusted to manage his estate were FalseFriend all along, and they would have gotten away with it if it weren't for Stolz (YouMeddlingKids). Married and financially secured once more Oblomov returns to Oblomovka, his home in the country side, to spend his last years. Stolz and Olga raises his child, named Andrey after his adopted father.

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The novel is divided into three parts. The first part depicts Oblomov's uneventful life until his childhood friend Andrey Karlovich Stolz visits him. The second part is a HopeSpot, when Stolz urges him to do more, but Oblomov's meeting and infatuation with [[LoveInterest Olga]] distracts him. In the third part, Oblomov reverts to his old habits, which Stolz coined ''oblomovshtchina'' (can be translated as "Oblomovism" - this word entered the Russian language). The once again cynical Oblomov writes a letter to reject Olga and marries his landlord Agafya. Meanwhile his estate remains in disarray. He soon discovers that those whom he had trusted to manage his estate were FalseFriend {{False Friend}}s all along, and they would have gotten away with it if it weren't for Stolz (YouMeddlingKids). Married and financially secured once more Oblomov returns to Oblomovka, his home in the country side, to spend his last years. Stolz and Olga raises his child, named Andrey after his adopted father.
28th Dec '14 10:16:56 AM desdendelle
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The novel is divided into three parts. The first part depicts Oblomov's uneventful life until his childhood friend Andrey Karlovich Stolz visits him. The second part is a HopeSpot, when Stolz urges him to do more, but Oblomov's meeting and infatuation with [[LoveInterest Olga]] distracts him. In the third part, Oblomov[[spoiler: reverts to his old habits, which Stolz coined ''oblomovshtchina'' (can be translated as "Oblomovism" - this word entered the Russian language). The once again cynical Oblomov writes a letter to reject Olga and marries his landlord Agafya. Meanwhile his estate remains in disarray. He soon discovers that those whom he had trusted to manage his estate were FalseFriend all along, and they would have gotten away with it if it weren't for Stolz (YouMeddlingKids). Married and financially secured once more Oblomov returns to Oblomovka, his home in the country side, to spend his last years. Stolz and Olga raises his child, named Andrey after his adopted father. ]]

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The novel is divided into three parts. The first part depicts Oblomov's uneventful life until his childhood friend Andrey Karlovich Stolz visits him. The second part is a HopeSpot, when Stolz urges him to do more, but Oblomov's meeting and infatuation with [[LoveInterest Olga]] distracts him. In the third part, Oblomov[[spoiler: Oblomov reverts to his old habits, which Stolz coined ''oblomovshtchina'' (can be translated as "Oblomovism" - this word entered the Russian language). The once again cynical Oblomov writes a letter to reject Olga and marries his landlord Agafya. Meanwhile his estate remains in disarray. He soon discovers that those whom he had trusted to manage his estate were FalseFriend all along, and they would have gotten away with it if it weren't for Stolz (YouMeddlingKids). Married and financially secured once more Oblomov returns to Oblomovka, his home in the country side, to spend his last years. Stolz and Olga raises his child, named Andrey after his adopted father. ]]
28th Dec '14 10:16:20 AM desdendelle
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28th Dec '14 8:28:46 AM aida
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The novel is divided into three parts. The first part depicts Oblomov's uneventful life until his childhood friend Andrey Karlovich Stolz visits him. The second part is a HopeSpot, when Stolz urges him to do more, but Oblomov's meeting and infatuation with [[LoveInterest Olga]] distracts him. In the third part, Oblomov[[spoiler: reverts to his old habits, which Stolz coined ''oblomovshtchina'' (can be translated as "Oblomovism" - this word entered the Russian language). The once again cynical Oblomov writes a letter to reject Olga and marries his landlord Agafya. Meanwhile his estate remains in disarray. He soon discovers that those whom he had trusted to manage his estate were FalseFriends all along, and they would have gotten away with it if it weren't for Stolz (YouMeddlingKids). Married and financially secured once more Oblomov returns to Oblomovka, his home in the country side, to spend his last years. Stolz and Olga raises his child, named Andrey after his adopted father. ]]

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The novel is divided into three parts. The first part depicts Oblomov's uneventful life until his childhood friend Andrey Karlovich Stolz visits him. The second part is a HopeSpot, when Stolz urges him to do more, but Oblomov's meeting and infatuation with [[LoveInterest Olga]] distracts him. In the third part, Oblomov[[spoiler: reverts to his old habits, which Stolz coined ''oblomovshtchina'' (can be translated as "Oblomovism" - this word entered the Russian language). The once again cynical Oblomov writes a letter to reject Olga and marries his landlord Agafya. Meanwhile his estate remains in disarray. He soon discovers that those whom he had trusted to manage his estate were FalseFriends FalseFriend all along, and they would have gotten away with it if it weren't for Stolz (YouMeddlingKids). Married and financially secured once more Oblomov returns to Oblomovka, his home in the country side, to spend his last years. Stolz and Olga raises his child, named Andrey after his adopted father. ]]


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* SourOutsideSadInside: Oblomov bitterly rejects all that is St. Petersburg (the people, the lifestyle, the environment), while dearly yearning for his home in the country.
28th Dec '14 8:15:08 AM aida
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'''Oblomov''' is a Russian novel by Ivan Goncharov, published in 1859. It tells about the life of the nobleman Oblomov, living in St Petersburg (capital of Czarist Russia) in an apartment with his servant Sachar, daydreaming half the day and doing nothing the other half. Sometimes, one of his old friends visits him and provides a bit of change.

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'''Oblomov''' is a Russian novel by Ivan Goncharov, published in 1859. It tells about the life of the nobleman Oblomov, living Nobleman Oblomov resides in St his St. Petersburg (capital of Czarist Russia) in an apartment with his servant Sachar, daydreaming half the day and doing nothing the other half. Sometimes, one of his old friends visits him and provides a bit of change.



The novel is divided into three parts. The first part depicts Oblomov's uneventful life until his childhood friend Andrey Karlovich Stolz visits him; the second part is a HopeSpot, when Stolz pulls him out of his lethargy, urging him to do more, but Oblomov gets distracted by meeting [[LoveInterest Olga]]; [[spoiler:but in the third part, Oblomov again becomes victim of his old habits, which Stolz calls ''oblomovshtchina'' (can be translated as "Oblomovism" - this word entered the Russian language). Result: He continues neglecting his estate in the countryside, breaks up with Olga, gets blackmailed by two "friends", marries the housekeeper Agafya because this is easier to achieve, continues his unhealthy eating habits, has several strokes and finally dies.]]

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The novel is divided into three parts. The first part depicts Oblomov's uneventful life until his childhood friend Andrey Karlovich Stolz visits him; the him. The second part is a HopeSpot, when Stolz pulls him out of his lethargy, urging urges him to do more, but Oblomov gets distracted by Oblomov's meeting and infatuation with [[LoveInterest Olga]]; [[spoiler:but in Olga]] distracts him. In the third part, Oblomov again becomes victim of Oblomov[[spoiler: reverts to his old habits, which Stolz calls coined ''oblomovshtchina'' (can be translated as "Oblomovism" - this word entered the Russian language). Result: He continues neglecting language). The once again cynical Oblomov writes a letter to reject Olga and marries his landlord Agafya. Meanwhile his estate remains in disarray. He soon discovers that those whom he had trusted to manage his estate were FalseFriends all along, and they would have gotten away with it if it weren't for Stolz (YouMeddlingKids). Married and financially secured once more Oblomov returns to Oblomovka, his home in the countryside, breaks up with Olga, gets blackmailed by two "friends", marries the housekeeper Agafya because this is easier country side, to achieve, continues spend his unhealthy eating habits, has several strokes last years. Stolz and finally dies.Olga raises his child, named Andrey after his adopted father. ]]
20th Nov '13 10:53:40 AM Vasha
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'''Oblomov''' is a Russian novel by an Ivan Goncharov, published in 1859. It tells about the life of the nobleman Oblomov, living in St Petersburg (capital of Czarist Russia) in an apartment with his servant Sachar, daydreaming half the day and doing nothing the other half. Sometimes, one of his old friends visits him and provides a bit of change.

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'''Oblomov''' is a Russian novel by an Ivan Goncharov, published in 1859. It tells about the life of the nobleman Oblomov, living in St Petersburg (capital of Czarist Russia) in an apartment with his servant Sachar, daydreaming half the day and doing nothing the other half. Sometimes, one of his old friends visits him and provides a bit of change.



* ChekhovsGunman: The general with whom Stolz is on first-name base. In the chapter about Stolz' youth

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* ChekhovsGunman: The general with whom Stolz is on first-name base. In the chapter about Stolz' Stolz's youth



* TheDogBitesBack: When Tarantyev's buddy is fired because they cheated Oblomov, Tarantyev still has the nerve to shout at Oblomov and demand that he'll give half of his property to Mukhoyarov. Then, finally, Oblomov slaps him, and the servants claim they had seen nothing.

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* TheDogBitesBack: When Tarantyev's buddy is fired because they cheated Oblomov, Tarantyev still has the nerve to shout at Oblomov and demand that he'll he give half of his property to Mukhoyarov. Then, finally, Oblomov slaps him, and the servants claim they had seen nothing.



* FatSlob: Again, Oblomov. It takes about 150 pages until he leaves his ''bed'', and without Stolz, he may not even have managed that.

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* FatSlob: Again, Oblomov. It takes about 150 pages until he leaves his ''bed'', and without Stolz, he may mighty not even have managed that.



* JerkAss: Sachar, who badmouthes his master and steals from him, if only small amounts. Even worse is Tarantyev, who essentially blackmails Oblomov. [[spoiler:After Oblomov dies, Sachar is heartbroken and shows that he was a JerkWithAHeartOfGold all along]].

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Sachar, who badmouthes his master and steals from him, if only small amounts. Even worse is Tarantyev, who essentially blackmails Oblomov. [[spoiler:After Oblomov dies, Sachar is heartbroken and shows that he was a JerkWithAHeartOfGold all along]].



* NeverMyFault: Oblomov is completely unable to change his life by himself; when he gets unhappy he decides to blame Sachar instead. Now Sachar is a JerkAss and whatnot, but still MisBlamed.

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* NeverMyFault: Oblomov is completely unable to change his life by himself; when he gets unhappy he decides to blame Sachar instead. Now Sachar is a JerkAss {{Jerkass}} and whatnot, but still MisBlamed.{{Misblamed}}.



* WithFriendsLikeThese: At the beginning, Tarantyev is rude and insulting; later, he and a buddy of him essentially cheat and blackmail Oblomov.

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* WithFriendsLikeThese: At the beginning, Tarantyev is rude and insulting; later, he and a buddy of him his essentially cheat and blackmail Oblomov.Oblomov.
20th Nov '12 7:46:21 AM Frank75
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* ChekhovsGunman: The general with whom Stolz is on first-name base. In the chapter about Stolz' youth


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* MeaningfulName: "Stolz" is German for "pride" or "proud" (here, in a positive sense - he's someone who can be proud of what he did).


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* PhonyVeteran: [[spoiler:Sachar pretends to be one at the end, when Oblomov is dead and he became a beggar.]]
6th Aug '12 1:00:49 AM Frank75
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'''Oblomov''' is a Russian novel by an Ivan Goncharov, published in 1859. It tells about the life of the nobleman Oblomov, living in St Petersburg (capital of Czarist Russia) in an apartment with his servant Sachar, daydreaming half the day and doing nothing the other half. Sometimes, one of his old friends visits him and provides a bit of change.

He is the epitome of the "Superfluous man", a type of character you'll often meet in 19th century Russian literature.

The novel is divided into three parts. The first part depicts Oblomov's uneventful life until his childhood friend Andrey Karlovich Stolz visits him; the second part is a HopeSpot, when Stolz pulls him out of his lethargy, urging him to do more, but Oblomov gets distracted by meeting [[LoveInterest Olga]]; [[spoiler:but in the third part, Oblomov again becomes victim of his old habits, which Stolz calls ''oblomovshtchina'' (can be translated as "Oblomovism" - this word entered the Russian language). Result: He continues neglecting his estate in the countryside, breaks up with Olga, gets blackmailed by two "friends", marries the housekeeper Agafya because this is easier to achieve, continues his unhealthy eating habits, has several strokes and finally dies.]]
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* BetaCouple: Sachar and Anisya
* BigEater: Oblomov, of course. Also, Tarantyev's buddy Ivan Mukhoyarov (brother of Agafya), who likes to spend his money on delicacies instead of more visible luxuries (if only because people could get suspicious - as he says, they can't see what he has in his stomach).
* CloserToEarth: Anisya compared to Sachar, Olga to Oblomov (not that hard)
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The eponymous character
* TheDogBitesBack: When Tarantyev's buddy is fired because they cheated Oblomov, Tarantyev still has the nerve to shout at Oblomov and demand that he'll give half of his property to Mukhoyarov. Then, finally, Oblomov slaps him, and the servants claim they had seen nothing.
* ExtremeDoormat: Agafya. Oblomov is also guilty of this, seeing as he is pushed around by Tarantyev.
* FatSlob: Again, Oblomov. It takes about 150 pages until he leaves his ''bed'', and without Stolz, he may not even have managed that.
* FilmOfTheBook: Made in Russia.
* {{Foil}}: Stolz, for Oblomov.
* TheGenericGuy: Alekseyev.
* GermanRussians: Stolz - a very positive example
* HeavySleeper: Not surprisingly, Oblomov.
* ItsNotYouItsMe: Oblomov to Olga.
* JerkAss: Sachar, who badmouthes his master and steals from him, if only small amounts. Even worse is Tarantyev, who essentially blackmails Oblomov. [[spoiler:After Oblomov dies, Sachar is heartbroken and shows that he was a JerkWithAHeartOfGold all along]].
* TheKlutz: Sachar, who regularly breaks stuff.
* ManipulativeBastard: Tarantyev and his buddy.
* MommasBoy: Oblomov shares many characteristics with them, although his father isn't absent and also never shown to be a typical HenpeckedHusband.
* NeverMyFault: Oblomov is completely unable to change his life by himself; when he gets unhappy he decides to blame Sachar instead. Now Sachar is a JerkAss and whatnot, but still MisBlamed.
* ThePigPen: Sachar always has dirty hands.
* RidiculousProcrastinator: Guess who. After the head of his village tells Oblomov that there are problems, he starts thinking about reforms, and spends the next years with that, without doing anything.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: A rare good example. Tarantyev's buddy thinks he can pull off robbing Oblomov blind, but Stolz happens to be on first-name base with the general, who gets Mukhoyarov fired.
* ShutIn: The titular character. He's afraid to leave his house, let alone the city or the country. He gets better, thanks to Stolz... [[spoiler:and worse again.]]
* SpoiledBrat: Oblomov started as this - his family doesn't even mind if he skips school regularly. In fact, they push him to do so.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: At the beginning, Tarantyev is rude and insulting; later, he and a buddy of him essentially cheat and blackmail Oblomov.
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