The poem "The Death of the Poet" by Lermontov istribute to the genius of the great Russian poet - Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin. Mikhail Yurievich always admired the talent of his contemporary, took an example from him. For this reason, he was shocked to the depth of his soul by the news of Pushkin's death. Lermontov first expressed his protest to society, the authorities and truthfully described the events of that time. He does not understand that such a sincere, open and talented person as Alexander Sergeyevich can do in a society of stupid, greedy people who were only jealous of him and ridiculed him behind his back.
Mockery of fate Lermontov considers the fact thatthe great Russian genius was raised by a man who despised Russian culture and traditions. But not one Dantes was to blame for what had happened, the environment that did everything to heat the passions to the limit and stir up the hatred of each other for the two men, should have realized that it was endangering the life of a man who had enriched the treasury of Russian culture. After the death of Pushkin, many people who despised him put on the mask of universal sorrow, and this fact is considered by M. Lermontov as a manifestation of excessive hypocrisy.
"The death of a poet" consists of two parts. The beginning of the poem is elegy, in the second part satire is clearly seen. At first, Mikhail Yuryevich simply tells about the events that happened and accuses people guilty of the death of a talented person. Then he repulsed those who dared justify Pushkin's killers. Poem "Death of the poet" Lermontov is an appeal to the insensitive descendants of wealthy and influential parents, the so-called "golden youth". He is confident that they will sooner or later get what they deserve.