Shostakovich, he maintained, "has created the seemingly paradoxical figure of the innocent murderess, a criminal of romantic purity. This he does not in a spirit of humanitarian forgiveness, but rather by means of a wide-ranging, acute analysis of the social reality that surrounds his Katerina."" It was this kind of "analysis" that. Katarina learned to think of other things whenever Frederick wanted sex, to go to a place within herself where it didn't matter what he did. As the weeks passed and her marriage became more and more strained, Katarina was forced to realize she could not make Frederick happy. Besides He had become pure Gestapo. She wasn't too good to have sex with him.” “Sasha!” Sasha ignored her “Aunt Katerina doesn't like him because he's black,” she continued with a sneer. “Sasha!” Katerina repeated, her But it wasn't so much Sasha's question that concerned me as the pure anger I felt coming off Sasha in waves. Anger at me. I wondered.