On the textual and contextual meaning of the name Yuri Zhivago

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An etymological meaning of the hero’s personal name in the novel Doctor Zhivago (“George” - “farmer”) is connected with the plot event of his escape from the city, the situation of his working in the vegetable garden of Varykino, and symbolic meaning of his deceased mother Mary’s resurrection as traditional Mother Moist Earth of Russia. The hero’s experience is also stipulated by Boris Pasternak’s farmer mythmaking and by the etymological meaning of his “agricultural” name (“pastino” - “dig up”).

Name, etymological meaning of the name, plot event, symbolic repetition of the situation, earth, vegetable garden

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