"Early on Sunday I dug a potion" is a short story by the Ukrainian writer Olga Kobylyanska, published in 1899. The book tells the story of a young peasant Marusi, who marries a rich peasant Grigory. But their married life turns out to be far from happy and full of suffering. Marusya, who dreams of love and freedom, is forced to adapt to life in an incomplete family, where she faces the cruelty and ignorance of her husband. Feeling deep loneliness and dissatisfaction, Marusya finds solace in nature and pottery. "On Sunday morning, she dug a potion" is a tragic story of a woman who fell into the trap of social norms and expectations. The book questions the traditional roles of women in the society of that time and shows the consequences when life is devoid of love and mutual understanding. Romantic nature, conflicts between ideals and reality, as well as questions about female independence and commitment to society are the key themes of this book.
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