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The subject of this paper is the attempt of analysis and characteristic of two heroes — Khoma
and God, from their weakness point of view. This drama is Sadur’s dialogic appropriation
of Gogol’s tale, but she gave here Khoma quite different role from that one, which prepared the
author of Vii. Together with God they are the part of game of religious worth, in which author
attempts to show, who is weaker. Khoma fights with evil in the form of Pannochka, at that time
God should support him and, at the beginning, He’s indeed doing it.
Sadur includes in her drama some proofs of God’s weakness or of that He doesn’t exist.
She refers to the scientific researches and philosophers’ theories. Khoma also doesn’t have
enough strength to fight with evil. However, although it won, Sadur leaves hope for future.