Master and Margarita

Topics: Evil, Mikhail Bulgakov, Good and evil Pages: 4 (1541 words) Published: October 11, 2012
Eddie Hoecker
Russian Lit.
April 23, 2012
Dr. Z

Good Vs. Evil
The main focus of my paper will be the good and evil that is shown throughout the novel by the character, Woland. I believe that Professor Woland shows many different examples in the book of both good and evil. I think that his character alone, was able to capture the theme of Good vs. Evil throughout the entire book. Though he may have shown a little bit more of one side than the other, and there are even a few events that will have you thinking to yourself about whether the act from Professor Woland was an act of evil or really a good act that may have just come off as evil at first. I still think that Professor Woland has many great examples of both good and evil that are shown throughout the book. In The Master and Margarita, by Mikail Bulgakov there are many different examples of good and evil. I think that an obvious example of good and evil throughout the whole novel is Professor Woland. Bulgakov makes it clearly known to the reader that Professor Woland is supposed to be the devil. The first example of Professor Woland being the devil is when he predicts the way that Berlioz will die. He says that Berlioz will get his head cut off by a train and a few more pages into the book, Berlioz actually does get his head cut off by a train. After this happens, Ivan is very confused and really starts to wonder about the man he knew as Professor Woland. There are still many more examples in the book that prove that make it very evident that the character, Professor Woland, is supposed to be the devil. It seems as if Professor Woland can control anything that he wants to but just chooses to do the wrong thing for the most part. This theme shown by Professor Woland will be shown very many times in this essay. There are some parts in the story where Professor Woland chooses to do the right thing with his powers to control what he wants. The main example that I can think of where Professor Woland...
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