I'm having a thought and rambling here a bit I'm sure. Samarin falls in love with Katya, dabbles in the revolutionary jargon as a young wealthy, intelligent man looking for a cause, journeys to her parents house, realizes how involved she is in the movement and decides to pursue that interest because of her. Katya is arrested and he goes on a quest to save her but finds she is already dead when he arrives. He has sacrificed his humanity in the act of cannabilism and now has to justify his reason for doing so and his anger. His mission then becomes to destroy the ruling class/government in whatever form because her devotion to that cause is what caused her to die. In effect, her dedication to the revolution caused her death so he must now create a state where there is no revolution/government, only the will of the people to be free. His quest starts as a personal vendetta but becomes one for the masses, or so he believes. Like I said rambling...
Hey, DITHOT, this is good. You should write books!