HIS 241
Belinskii Paragraph Assignment


Vissarion Grigor'evich Belinskii (1811-1847) was one of Russia's earliest literary critics and an important figure in the 1840s.  See also,
www.kirjasto.sci.fi/belinsk.htm and

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Read Belinskii's Letter to N. V. Gogol (also available as a *.pdf file) and answer the following question in a paragraph:

Citing specific evidence from Belinskii's Letter (not from the textbook), what was Belinskii's understanding of the role of the writer in nineteenth-century Russia?

Your paragraph should be about one-half page in length, double-spaced with one-inch margins, font size 10 or 12; it should contain a concise topic sentence that directly responds to the assigned question (no need to define terms or cite a dictionary) and use direct, quoted material to support your points.  You may consider submitting a draft of your assignment to your instructor for feedback before submitting the assignment for a grade. Please send some specific questions that you would like answered about your draft. The questions can be general (Is my thesis/first sentence clear?) or specific (Is the phrase, "Chardin was jeweller," written correctly?).

Your assignment should be sent to your course instructor following the directions for submitting assignments.

Please take a moment to review Charlie's History Writing Center for specific information on the writing requirements for the assignments in the course.



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