russian literature: a summary
ivan ivanovich ivanov is an upper middle class student who is madly in love with maria petrovna petrova!
BUT maria petrovna petrova loves dmitri dmitrivich dmitrov who is a nihilist upper middle class student!
ivan ivanovich ivanov goes through a long soul-searching journey before realizing all life is petty and meaningless and eventually dying alone and unloved of tuberculosis
while dmitri dmitrivich dmitrov marries maria petrovna petrova
Well, the same plot is really often can be found in russian literature. But the names are not like this. You can find “ivanov ivan ivanovich” only in jokes, fairytales and something like this.
If someone want to know how some authors prefer named their character then open for example “War and Peace” by Tolstoy or “Crime and Punishment” by Dostoyevsky.