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Leo Tolstoy

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself”. This astonishing author goes by the name of Leo Tolstoy and is acknowledged as being the best author in time. Tolstoy was an amazing writer for realistic fiction and he was best known for two of his books.Helping change the way our world is build is one of the greatest impacts this author made. Leo Tolstoy was one of the best inspirational authors, he had an engaging childhood, he faced many challenges that inspired him to...

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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Then novel War and Peace was written by a famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy in 1865. The novel describes the war with Napoleon in which many countries were involved such as Russia, Austrian, Prussia, Spain, Sweden, and Britain. The novel mainly focuses on Russia. It reflects the different views and participation in the war of Russian aristocracy and peasants and also shows Tolstoy's negative viewpoint on the war. Showing the war, Tolstoy describes Napoleon's attack on Russia, the battle of Borodino...

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Leo Tolstoy Kreutzer Sonata

The Kreutzer Sonata The Kreutzer Sonata, named after Beethoven's violin sonata no. 9, is a novella written by Leo Tolstoy in 1889. As the anti-hero, Pozdnyshev, relays his life story to the audience on the train, he introduces a conflict between human nature and spirituality, what one is versus what one should strive to be, and challenges the corruptive influences of society. While Pozdnyshev comes to controversial generalizations about women, love, and marriage, the purpose behind his story is...

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Short Summary of "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" by Leo Tolstoy

Amanda Kopinski Philosophy of the Human Person 09-12-2010 Summary of The Death of Ivan Ilyich The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy begins at the chronological end of Ivan Ilyich’s life. Members of a court proceeding were on break of the Melvinsky proceedings, and Pyotr Ivanovich proclaimed: “Ivan Ilyich is dead” (35). All the men in the courtroom at the time were supposedly “close acquaintances” of Ivan, but none remarked at the sadness of his death, but rather the chance of promotion all...

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Charles Baudelaire, Leo Tolstoy, and Anton Chekhov: Change during Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism

inevitable, but it is the way humans embrace the change or react to the circumstances of the changing event that ultimately determines our destinies. To that end, writers have explored change as a literary theme for centuries. Charles Baudelaire, Leo Tolstoy, and Anton Chekhov give readers a glimpse into how change affects man in terms of the philosophies of their respective ages of Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism. During the age of Romanticism, authors explored the ideology that people can...

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Comparing Realism in Tolstoy and Esquivel's Writing

subjectivity. It can be seen both in the works of Laura Esquivel and Leo Tolstoy. However, their styles differ in a variety of different ways. Realism is truthfulness to individual experiences. It is a movement that started in the 19th century with authors such as Balzac and Flaubert. Realism is a style that often describes lives of lower class or poor people. However, not all writers followed this exact style. For example, Tolstoy wrote some of his works about ordinary people, but War and Peace was...

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Dramatic Irony in Leo Tolstoy's Master and Man

Leo Tolstoy’s Ironic Yet Inspiring Master and Man In Leo Tolstoy’s short story, Master and Man, Tolstoy makes effective use of dramatic irony. Irony, as defined by the Encyclopaedia Brittanica, is “…a situation in which there is an incongruity between what is expected and what occurs.1” A well-known example of situational irony is found in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Two lovers end up killing themselves for one another in hasty passion. When in reality, if they had waited and discovered all...

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Leo Tolstoy

LEO TOLSTOY Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lyev Nikolayevich Tolstoy[1] (Russian: Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й) (September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910[2]), was a Russian writer of realist fiction and philosophical essays. His works War and Peace and Anna Karenina represent, in their scope, breadth and vivid depiction of 19th-century Russian life and attitudes, a peak of realist fiction.[3] Tolstoy's further talents as essayist, dramatist, and educational reformer made him the most influential member of the...

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Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy What if there was a man who could influence the course of history, from writings he produced hundreds of years after he lived? What if this man had visionaries of a revolution that would change his country forever, before it was thought in the back of anyone else’s mind? What if I told you that there was a man who lived and did all those things, then what? His name was Leo Tolstoy. Born on August 28, 1828, and raised in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia. At the age of nine, he became an orphan...

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The Use of Children in Anna Karenina and a Doll's House

such as developing atmosphere and characterization. Leo Tolstoy, author of Anna Karenina and Henrik Ibsen, author of A Doll’s House use children in their novels for characterization of adult characters, to create atmosphere and parallel an adult character’s situation in society. This paper will examine how children are used by Leo Tolstoy in his novel, Anna Karenina, and by Henrik Ibsen in his play, A Doll’s House. Both Ibsen and Tolstoy use children for the characterization of adult characters...

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