SummaryJanuary 22, 1905 was a key historical point in Russia that marked the start of the 1905 Revolution. 150,000 workers gathered that morning in an attempt to sign a petition that would revise all working conditions that were considered too harsh and possibly unsafe. Fed up with the protest, Armed soldiers guarding the town hall fired warning shots before firing into the crowd of densely populated protesters. Having killed more than 100 people and injuring near 300, the protest was put to a stop. This day of January 22, is now marked as "The Bloody Sunday Massacre."
Key IdeasLeo Tolstoys book "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" is a story that reminds me directly of greediness. Greediness was also displayed in the late 1800s and early 1900s in Russia, in terms of their working environment. The Russian government desired long hours from their employees, low compensations, and harsh conditions for work. Until this was no longer tolerated, it was a huge issue that caused many lives to get taken for the point to get across. In this book, a man is offered all the land he could ever want, just by simply walking to his desired location.
Impact on Russian Literature"The Bloody Sunday Massacre," is what some say marked the beginning of the Revolution of 1905 in Russia. The 1905 Revolution was a great social uprising, not only against government but also against the Russian Empire. This event led to the establishment of the Russian Constitution of 1906. "The Bloody Sunday Massacre" did not only influence Russian authors at the time, but had a large impact on their writing style for years to come. Writers turned their focus to the revolution, fighting for freedom and better social conditions. This event and the Revolution gave birth to a new age in Russia for authors and economists of all kinds.