Although the stories are different they all have a common theme - life. The subjects are typical to daily existence in Russia. The difficult relations between people caused by the socialistic moral values of the time are so multifaceted that one could write many volumes on this theme. In "The Bonds of Fate" the author attempts to objectively describe the events that actually occurred in the l950s on the outskirts of Lvov. In trying to give the characters a semblance of normality the author attempts to psychologically substantiate their deeds, which result in tragedy.