"Taman" - the first novel from the "Diary of Pechorin"written allegedly by the main character of the work - Grigory Alexandrovich Pechorin. It plays a very important role in the plot and fate of the character, on the one hand, supplementing the hero's psychological portrait, revealing many of his important qualities and character traits, and on the other - helping to compare Pechorin with "natural" people living far from the shackles of civilization and secular conventions - "honest" smugglers.
So, "Taman", a short summary. The very name draws us to a small geographical point, named Pechorin (we repeat, on behalf of Lermontov most of the "Caucasian" chapters of the novel are written), a nasty little town where he was robbed and almost drowned.
Departing at the order in Pyatigorsk, Pechorinforced to stay in Taman, waiting for transportation. Finding an apartment leads him to the city outskirts, where the hero meets a strange boy: he is blind, which is clearly visible in whitish eyes, but moves along steep, winding paths dexterously and boldly, as if everything perfectly sees. Says the blind blindly enough, interfering with the Russian words with the Little Russian dialect, and in general, produces a not very pleasant impression. All of the novel "Taman", a brief summary of it, in many respects resemble a detective work. Master of intrigue, Lermontov from the very beginning interested the reader and keeps him in suspense throughout the narrative.
Further, "Taman," a brief summary of the story,become more and more intriguing. Pechorin is thirsty for adventure, and then fate itself takes care that he is not bored. The hero follows the secret pathways along which the boy and the undina go to the seashore at night. It turns out that they are smugglers, and are engaged in criminal activities. On the one hand, Pechorin's curiosity is satisfied, on the other, he wants to penetrate the riddle to the end. He himself is brave no less than smugglers, an adventurous vein is also in the character of the hero. And because he just can not miss the chance to at least slightly diversify his boring existence.
Having no life goals, highaspirations and deep spiritual intentions, such people as Pechorin, waste their lives for nothing, and, in the end, become "superfluous", "selfish egoists," hating themselves.</ p>