"Captive Knight," Lermontov.

Mikhail Lermontov had aristocratic origins, so from early childhood he was brought up in severity, with the full development of the secular way.And of course, great attention was paid to the educational process.The grandmother of the poet Elizabeth A., from which he was brought up from an early age, has spared no resources for training their beloved grandson.Otherwise, how would he have taken such great knowledge of Russian and foreign literature and several foreign languages?Lermontov also studied music and beautifully painted.All this will soon bore fruit.

«Captive Knight»

Lermontov, brought up on the literary works of the great William Shakespeare and Friedrich Schiller, whose work in his youth was very impressed, wanted to become too well-known personality, or, in extreme cases, some commanders who haveI knew the whole world, and, for example, to win the half of Europe, as did Napoleon.

Poetry Lermontov became fascinated since childhood.His first poems were written in French.He was a great

visionary and a dreamer, but his dreams and desires have not been fulfilled, because at all times has always been easier to live with the ignorant and foolish than so smart and talented people as they were, for example, Pushkin and Lermontov.

his poem "Captive Knight" Lermontov wrote under the influence of something frustrated and unfulfilled.The image of the knight who created Lermontov a year before his death in 1840, became literally the death mask of the poet.It is almost buried himself alive in the prime years.His soul at that time was already torn and wounded.The poet knew that his time is coming to an end, to fight no longer exists neither the strength nor the desire.

«Captive Knight," Lermontov.Analysis of the product

Lermontov became a hostage of his time, he is a man of progressive and revolutionary views, did not like the social fabric, and in such a state he could not attain the spiritual freedom dreamed about the Decembrists and Pushkin.

poem "Captive Knight" Lermontov fully reveals the inner world of the poet, though in a veiled form.Lermontov here associate themselves with tired knight sitting "under the window of the prison", which is painful and embarrassing.Why he has such strong emotions?And all because of the absence of the long-awaited freedom, which he had so long sought, but not found.


In the product "Captive Knight" Lermontov often refers to the metaphor.His character - a seasoned warrior who understands that has no use.Tired of his inactivity, he now has to be locked up in prison where helmet visor - is grating slits, his shield - cast iron door and stone shell replace the high walls.Time associated with a horse that no one governs.There Lermontov implies your own life already useless, aimless and useless.He wanted to fulfill his destiny, but was deprived of the opportunity.And now the only way out, which sees the poet - is death.This image appears in the last line of the poem.And the perceived death as the assistant that can support knight stirrup when he arrives.It was then, and there will come a welcome relief from the loneliness, anxiety and anguish associated with unfulfilled dreams.


At this time, when he wrote a poem called "Captive Knight," Lermontov often turned to the subject of life and death.And each time, the second preferred embodiment, as the saving and most correct, since other ways he has for himself seen.This was traced profound depression and a premonition of a fatal outcome.Looking back, the poet knew that he did for the children and did not leave.It should be borne in mind that Lermontov was sufficiently self-critical and to his creativity at all seriously concerned, considering his youth fun or hobby, which is not worth paying and attention, especially because at the time his poems were not recognized by society and allmore annoying.If he could sooner understand that in the face of Russian literature poetry was his top priority, it is possible, and he lived his life would have been different.