33]) Hearing this story causes Bazarov to laugh at him, which contributed to their mutual animosity.
However, there is a sense of retribution, in that when Bazarov is heartlessly rejected by Odintsova, he finds himself in a similar situation to Pavel back-in-the-day, and doesnÃÂt know what to do.ÃÂ¬ However, unlike Pavel, Bazarov is eventually reunited with his unrequited lover, even if it is on his deathbed.
Arkady stays by BazarovÃÂs side despite his faults, supporting him during BazarovÃÂs lowest point, when he is trying to figure out his feelings for Odintsova, even though he himself had feelings for her.
Though they had their struggles (during a quarrel Bazarov called Pavel an ÃÂidiotÃÂ.
He has not yet married her, because he is afraid that Pavel would not approve- Nikolai thinks the world of his brother, believing him to be infinitely more intelligent and logical than he.
Pavel seems to be against the idea of them being married as well, as Pavel is the tiniest bit classist.However, as he never received a kiss from her while staying at Nikolskoe, he asks for one (ÃÂBlow on the dying lamp and let it go out.ÃÂ [p. Also, Odintsova notes after wincing at BazarovÃÂs condition while suffering from typhus, ÃÂthe thought that she would not have felt such terror if she really loved him flashed for a moment through her mindÃÂ.Although Bazarov felt strongly enough about her to announce his feelings and then walk around in a melancholy state after she rejects him, Odintsova either does not return or is not able to return his feelings.In TurgenevÃÂs novel, we are introduced to all sorts of relationships, be they romantic, familial, or platonic.The hero of this book, Bazarov, is quite an interesting character; he is liked by some, loathed by others, worshipped by one particular individual, but for the most part, he commands respect from all who meet him (which is given, if a bit grudgingly).Once again, we see the difference between the nihilist Bazarov and proud Pavel: Pavel spends the majority of his adult life nursing the wounds left by the Princess; one could imagine what he would say if she were alive and he was given the opportunity to speak to her again.However, even as heÃÂs dying, Bazarov states that he loved Odintsova, but as he is dying, it doesnÃÂt really mean much. Odintsova doesnÃÂt appear terribly affected by all of this- she kept on trucking after her first husband died, was surprised to learn that both Bazarov and Arkady were in love with her, and only six months later she marries a lawyer for practical reasons, not because they are in love.Bazarov treats Arkady like a little kid, talking down to him, acting condescending and snobbish (although one could argue that thatÃÂs how Bazarov treats everyone, but one would think that heÃÂd be a tiny bit kinder to one of his ÃÂclose friendsÃÂ).It is noteworthy that while Arkady sings BazarovÃÂs praises, saying how much heÃÂs learned from Bazarov and how much he means to him, Bazarov rarely-if ever ÃÂ says anything complimentary about Arkady.As Pavel Petrovich once said, ÃÂThe human personality must be as strong as a rock, because everything is built on it.ÃÂ [p.49] If Bazarov acted like an arrogant jerk throughout the entire book, with no character development whatsoeverÃÂ There werenÃÂt be much purpose in reading this, would there?