“The Bridegroom” is a short story depicting the unfair treatment towards women. This story starts out by describing a woman who has disappeared and has obviously witnessed something horrible. She is afraid to tell anyone because she is a girl and it is obvious that no one will believe her. So, she concocts a plan and explains to everyone in the town that she had a strange dream. The people, obviously fascinated by her strange dream, listen to what she has to say. When she ends her story, she accuses her rich, would-be bridegroom of murder, and it is apparent to everyone that he was responsible for the death of a young lady. This story’s main focus is the injustice of society towards women, and the overwhelming power of the rich.
The theme to this story can probably be associated with the way the author was raised. The story’s author, Aleksandr Pushkin (considered one of Russia’s mo
During early childhood Pushkin spent summers at his grandmother's estate near Moscow. Abram Hannibal was an Abyssinian princeling bought as a slave at Constantinople. Her father doesn"tmt even question who this man is, he just wants to give her away so he can get rich off of it. His background shows many instances in which he has fought for the "little man" and he has gotten into major trouble for it, including exile to a few countries ( Britannica pg. It does a good job of showing how a simple town would believe a rich stranger over a young girl who has been with them all their lives. But most likely, his main focus was the unfairness of the rich. st influential writers of all time), was always a strong believer in social reform, and he was no stranger to discrimination. No one seems to care too much about this girl except for the girl herself. Pushkin's father came of an old boyar family, but his mother was the granddaughter of Abram Hannibal. They were the "little man" and no one took them seriously. Pushkin probably saw this as unfair and decided to help them out. They were treated a lot differently. They were true minorities and they needed someone to help fight for their rights.