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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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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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Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and His Work "How Much Land Does a Man Need?"

"How Much Land Does A Man Need?," by Leo Tolstoy was influenced by his life and times. Leo Tolstoy encountered many things throughout his life that influenced his works. His life itself influenced him, along with poverty, greed and peasant days in 19th century Russia. <br> <br>Tolstoy's eventful life impacted his works. Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born into a family of aristocratic landowners in 1828 at the family estate at Yasnaya Polyana, a place south of Moscow. His parents died in the 1930s...

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Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy Leo Tolstoy’s mother died when he was two years old. Tolstoy was born on august 28, 1828 to Countess Mariya Tolstaya and Count Nikolai Ilyich Tolstoy in Yasnaya Polyana (his family’s estate) in the Tula Province of Russia. At the time he was the youngest of four sons but one of five to left by the count and countess. When his mother died, Leo Tolstoy’s father put the children in the care of his cousin Tatyana Ergolsky. Nine years later Count Nikolai Ilyich Tolstoy would also...

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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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Perfection or Society's Embedding

world, thus, causing one to become materialistic. Because Ivan Ilyich lives in a society where perfection matters, in The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy, he does everything to live in a world of flawlessness. He does this in order to fit into this community, causing him to isolate the friends and family around him. In The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Tolstoy develops a protagonist who seeks flawlessness in order to fit into society, thus, leading to accepting the fear of death. This perfection displays...

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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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Ethical Dimensions of Gandhi

practical doctrines are based on the inspirations from three great thinkers of the world- Tolstoy, Ruskin and Thoron. Tolstoy had great influence over his life and shaped his personality. Before going or peeping into the Gandhian Philosophy, we have to understand Leo Tolstoy. Leo Tolstoy used his life like a peasant. He gave up his wealth and took up the life of poverty. He earned his needs by his own labour. Tolstoy believed that- - In this world men should not accumulate wealth. - No matter...

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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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