Dr Zhivago

Topics: Soviet Union, Russian Civil War, Vladimir Lenin Pages: 3 (656 words) Published: May 14, 2013
"Doctor Zhivago" was directed by British director David Lean in 1965. It was adapted from the novel written by the Russian poet, Boris Pasternak. The novel won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

The film tells the story about doctor Zhivago’s love for two women. It takes place during World War I, the Russian Revolution and the Russian Civil War.

Doctor Zhivago was an orphan. He was raised by his mother's friend and grew up with her daughter Tonya. After he graduated from college, Zhivago became a family doctor and poet. He married Tonya.

Lara is an attractive girl. She married a Revolutionary Bolshevik named Pasha. They later had a daughter.

With the beginning of World War I, Zhivago became an army doctor and Lara, who he had met once before, enlisted as a nurse. During their time together they treated the wounded in a field hospital. Zhivago and Lara were in daily contact and they fell in love. But in the face of family and children, they did not act on this attraction and remained faithful to their own spouses.

After the war, Zhivago returned to live with his wife Tonya and her father. They moved from the city to the country in order to live more peacefully. He met Lara in that country village and they began a romance.

Soon, Tonya became pregnant and Zhivago went to see Lara to break off the affair. But on his way back home he was captured by Communist fighters and forced to work as a doctor. Two years later, Zhivago escaped and finally returned home but his family was gone. He then went to Lara’s home and stayed with her.

Zhivago was happy to be with Lara. But as a deserter, Zhivago was a hunted man. Lara was also in danger because she was cheating on her husband who was a powerful revolutionary leader and killer. They separated again for the final time.

Years later, Zhivago was a weak and ill man but one day he saw Lara walking on street as he passed by her in a bus. He got off the bus and tried to run after her but he was so weak that he...
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