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В плане повествования эта связь предстает как реализация заглавной метафоры “легкое дыхание”, контаминированной сходными идиомами — “легкое поведение” и “легкая смерть”, чье метонимическое триединство и складывается в трагический удел героини.
Пустота, бессмысленность, ничтожество этой жизни подчеркнуты автором, как это легко показать, с осязательной силой. Вот как автор говорит о своей героине: «…незаметно упрочилась ее гимназическая слава, и уже пошли толки, что она ветрена, что она не может жить без поклонников, что в нее безумно влюблен гимназист Шеншин, что будто бы и она его любит, но так изменчива в обращении с ним, что он покушался на самоубийство…» Или вот в каких грубых и жестких выражениях, обнажающих неприкрытую правду жизни, говорит автор о ее связи с офицером: «…Мещерская завлекла его, была с ним в связи, поклялась быть его женой, а на вокзале, в день убийства, провожая его в Новочеркасск, вдруг сказала, что она и не думала никогда любить его, что все эти разговоры о браке – одно ее издевательство над ним…» Или вот как безжалостно опять показана та же самая правда в записи в дневнике, рисующей сцену сближения с Малютиным: «Ему пятьдесят шесть лет, но он еще очень красив и очень всегда хорошо одет, – мне не понравилось только, что он приехал в крылатке, – весь пахнет английским одеколоном, и глаза совсем молодые, черные, а борода изящно разделена на две длинные части и совершенно серебряная».
Во всей этой сцене, как она записана в дневнике, нет ни одной черты, которая могла бы намекнуть нам о движении живого чувства и могла бы сколько нибудь осветить ту тяжелую и беспросветную картину, которая складывается у читателя при ее чтении. Слово любовь даже не упоминается, и, кажется, нет более чуждого и неподходящего к этим страницам слова. И так, без малейшего просвета, в одном мутном тоне дан весь решительно материал о жизненной, бытовой обстановке,…...

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