I.A.Bunin. Stories (short summary): a dark alley leading to the brightest
"Dark alleys" (read the summary below)- cycle of stories IA. Bunin, over which he worked for eight years. There are no repetitive stories. Each story is the fate of an individual: unique, unique, unique in its own way, like a fingerprint. What made the author combine them into one book? Of course, love. The life path can be different, but the "dark avenues" of each of us ultimately lead only to one thing - to love ...
IA Bunin, a summary of the "Dark Alley"
Cold autumn bad weather. One of the Tula roads, flooded and riddled with endless rains. To a long hut, combining on one side a post office, and on the other - a small private hotel, drove up a dirty tarantas. From it came a slender old military man, with a gray mustache, but still black-browed. He dashingly ran up the porch of the hut, then went to the front room to the left.
It was clean, warm and dry. Before he could call the hosts, a dark, black-browed woman, and age-old woman, entered the room lightly. Rounded shoulders, big breasts under a red blouse, "light legs", red, worn Tatar shoes - nothing escaped his gaze. The visitor started the conversation that usually takes place between people whose paths have accidentally crossed, but they most likely will never see each other again. We talked, yesand forgotten. It turned out that this woman is the hostess of the inn. This fact surprised him, but he praised her for its cleanliness and comfort. She squinted and looked at him inquisitively and replied: "I love cleanliness ... when I grew up, Nikolai Alexeevich." Whether her words, her voice, her name, or maybe all of them, suddenly and unexpectedly recalled vivid pictures of youth ... The man quickly straightened up and blushed: "Hope! Of course, it was she - the same Hope, who was thirty, and perhaps thirty-five years ago was his lover. Oh, how long ago it was! Passed youth, love, and history, in fact, was "vulgar, ordinary".
But this is not the end. The summary "The Dark Alley" continues. After all, the fact that for one - a real trifle, which can sometimes be remembered with a pleasant sadness, for another - the love of all life, with which you do not part for a minute. She knew everything. She understood that Nikolenka was no longer her, and she gave all her youth, beauty and "fever" to him, and did not become her or him or anyone else's wife. I tried to put my hands on myself. But fate decreed otherwise ...
Nikolay Alekseevich blushes, hides a miserly tearand repents only before God, because she, apparently, has not been wicked for a long time. But Hope did not forgive him, and does not intend to forgive. It's impossible. Feelings madly mixed. Love, rapture, resentment, disappointment and hatred - where that, go figure it out. Therefore, as her love for him will remain unchanged, so that she settled nearby.
Repentance and tears instantly disappeared from his face. Nikolai Alekseevich told that his life did not work out either. His wife, whom he loved very much, changed and threw him "even more insulting" than he was to Nadezhda. The son is an unprecedented fugitive and loafer, a man without a heart and honor. Maybe he really did not appreciate and betrayed the true thing that was offered to him initially. After this unexpected confession, she approached and kissed his hand, and he - her, and they said goodbye. When we drove on, he felt unbearably ashamed. The last words, some stupid, somewhere even childish remorse, kissing hands ... The former military blushed deeply, but was immediately ashamed of these vile feelings. After all, the time spent with her was the best and magical in his life: "Around the wild rose bouquet blossomed, there were dark linden alleys ..." Closing his eyes, he shook his head: I wonder what would be further, what if he did not abandon her, and this woman, Nadezhda, mistress of the inn, would become his companion of life, the manager of his St. Petersburg home, the mother of his children? This concise "Dark Alley" ends. The question remained unanswered ...
What is the story of "Dark alleys"?
The summary of the work, as well as the wholetext, makes the reader think about what it is - the story of great love or "vulgar, ordinary" affair? In life, we have to observe hundreds, and even thousands, of such dramas. But this is on the one hand. Or rather, it is the tip of the iceberg. What is hidden under the dark water? The summary "The Dark Alley" told the story of two people. Hope has carried love to one man through the years.Yes, this love was cloudy with a touch of resentment,sharp pain and deep disappointment. But she was. Nikolai Alekseevich, betraying and insulting one, also knew this feeling, but thanks to the other. And he did not give up. And he continued to protect what had come to life in his soul, and was subsequently trampled and mixed with dirt.