Edward Dune, trans

Write a 3-4 pp. in response to one of the following prompts.

1. What factors help us understand why Eduard Dune supported the Bolsheviks and joined the Red Guards during the 1917 revolution? You might want to consider, when addressing this question, factors associated with his background and with the events in his factory. Note: do not include discussion of post-Oct. 1917 events.

2. How does Dune’s memoir help us understand what motivated those who fought against the Red Army in the Russian Civil War? Consider how he presents enemies of the Red Army, such as Cossacks, peasants, Whites, and Greens. Do you think he appears hostile? Callous? Sympathetic? Indifferent? Naïve? Practical?