Essays Tagged: "Tolstoy"

The Effect of Realism on Leo Tolstoy shown in "The Death of Ivan Ilyich"

The novella, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, shows the influence of Realism on its author. Leo Tolstoy. The illusion of reality, the main theme of the novella, is an aspect of Realism that Tolsto ... Realism that Tolstoy effectively used in this novella. Other attitudes of Realism that were used by Tolstoy were the plainness of the characters, a plot that consisted of incidents of everyday life, a ... looking in on events happening in real life. These are all aspects of Realism that show through in Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich.Tolstoy's intent when writing this novella was to portray the ill ...

(3 pages) 185 1 3.9 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Tolstoy, and the value he places on characters . Speaks of "Anna Karenina "

By examining the character list, one immediately notices the value Tolstoy places on character. With one hundred and forty named characters and several other unnamed c ... ces on character. With one hundred and forty named characters and several other unnamed characters, Tolstoy places his central focus in Anna Karenina on the characters. He uses their actions and behav ... elop the plot and exemplify the major themes of the novel. In contrast to Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Tolstoy wishes to examine life as it really is. Both novels have relationships and adultery as a cen ...

(7 pages) 82 0 3.5 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Good Life.

rn times, for example, there has developed a tradition associated with thinkers such as Thoreau and Tolstoy according to which the life of the inner person is more significant than the outward form of ...

(5 pages) 115 0 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Compairing "war and peace" to "all quite on the western front"

ench soldiers, because that is a group which does understand the truth as Baumer has experienced it.Tolstoy's war and peace describes the different classes of Russian society in the terms of their par ... nothing to help win the war. They live like parasites on the body of Russia's society. This is how Tolstoy describes this class in general, but he also depicts two representatives of this upper class ...

(7 pages) 30 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

To Live or Not to Live: That is the Question.

worthwhile." This is The Meaning of Life Thesis. Early 20th century, Russian philosopher Leo Tolstoy is partial to the thesis. He believes that without a belief in a higher reality, there is no ... other hand, E.D. Klemke, a late 20th century philosopher and professor, demonstrates that the ideal Tolstoy believes is untrue. Klemke can find alternative meaning and purpose to life without the beli ...

(7 pages) 50 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The relationship of individual to society in Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Illych."

thought of the author and it drives the reader to ask themselves, as Ivan ask in the imagination of Tolstoy one hundred and twenty years ago: "What if my whole life has really been wrong"To begin with ... y years ago, moreover situated in a different society, this history is a universal lesson for life. Tolstoy tells us the history of Ivan agony and dead, but this story is not about death as it is abou ...

(5 pages) 77 2 2.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Religious aspects of Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoy's religion can be divided into two parts: pre and post conversion. He was baptized into a li ... ence murder- there was not a crime I did not commit Thus I lived for ten years."In the late 1870's, Tolstoy underwent a profound spiritual crisis. He stated in A Confession that he found insights in t ... rong all organizations based on the premise of force, including both the government and the church. Tolstoy was very skeptical. Although he mad pilgrimages to monasteries, he denounced certain dogmas ...

(1 pages) 35 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Compare the dramatic representation deployed by Ibsen and Chekhov in 'The Wild Duck' and 'The Cherry Orchard'. Which of the plays do you find to be the more convincing dramatization, and why?

are a number of beliefs: individualism, sincerity, the loathsomeness of tyranny, freedom for women. Tolstoy even condemned the seagull for being like Ibsen: "mere verbiage - leading nowhere".But Chekh ...

(7 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparison of "The Death of Ivan Ilych" and "Metamorphosis".

beloved husband Ivan Ilych Golovin..."(p.15) Even though these similarities exist I think Kafka and Tolstoy's meanings and reasons for these two first scenarios were supposed to have different effects ... Now the mention of Ivan Ilych's death in the beginning is meant more for you to feel sorry for him. Tolstoy wants the reader to feel what any person would feel after a loved one died and then show the ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Fitzgerald: The American Balzac - How european literature(Bazlac , Pushkin) affected one of the greatest American writers of all time.

ature came out of european literature in the nineteenth century. Many writers like Balzac, Hugo and Tolstoy concentrated more on the complexity of humans and the lives they lead. Out of all the writer ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Science Of War

ll involve violence, probably on a large scale.It is no wonder that when I read certain passages in Tolstoy's "War and Peace", I am reminded of many issues that have arisen due to the recent disasters ... different role models, different families, different educations, different lovers. Another "˜tolstoyism' comes to mind. " assume a beginning of any phenomenon, or to say that the will of m ...

(4 pages) 472 0 1.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


philosophers have expressed their views on this question, amongst which was the famous philosopher Tolstoy. According to Tolstoy death is annihilation. Tolstoy's views can be compared to the beliefs ... he beliefs of Buddha. Buddha believed in an afterlife. In this paper, we are going to be discussing Tolstoy's dilemma and his conclusions, while comparing them to Buddha's views. Throughout his life, ...

(6 pages) 735 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Death Of Ivan Ilych

ue, depicted action, and the dialogue of other characters. It is with all of these methods that Leo Tolstoy reveals to us his and Ivan's feelings about death. A person gets the feeling that Ivan Ilych ... eveals to us his and Ivan's feelings about death. A person gets the feeling that Ivan Ilych and Leo Tolstoy were very similar. When the story opens a group of Ivan's colleagues have gathered an ...

(4 pages) 30 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Stoic death themes of in the n

to learn and to prosper as a good person.After graduating law school, he sowed "his wild oats", as Tolstoy puts it, among an aristocratic society. He moved up in rank and earned a raise in salary. Th ...

(4 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

What is art ?

ell what good is art. Having studied several different definitions of art, I am most satisfied with Tolstoy's definition of art from his essay "What is Art?" (pckt pg.21). According to Tolstoy, art is ... unicate his feelings and emotion; it is a "means of intercourse between man and man" (pckt pg. 23). Tolstoy's definition of art is hardly based on the beauty of the work, rather he focuses on the comm ...

(6 pages) 33 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Religious Significance In The Death Of Ivan Ilyich

cance in ?The Death of Ivan Ilyich?.The initial interpretation of ?The Death of Ivan Ilyich? by Leo Tolstoy can be viewed as a lesson on the true meaning of life and how one should live. On further ex ... esson on the true meaning of life and how one should live. On further examination I have found that Tolstoy embedded a deeper religious meaning within the story. Unless the reader is familiar with bib ...

(5 pages) 2239 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

An Analysis of the Character of Ivan Ilych

relate them to his own life. As a case in point, we can examine the character of Ivan Ilych in Leo Tolstoy?s ?The Death of Ivan Ilych.? Tolstoy uses the character of Ivan to portray the idea that a l ... dea that a life spent on the quest of social acceptance will most often lack meaning in retrospect. Tolstoy employs the use of his own observations in the second section where he states ?Ivan Ilych?s ...

(6 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Enclosure in Literature (Metaphoric and Literal)

h more than their actual meaning when reading works of literature. The realistic authors, Flaubert, Tolstoy, and Ibsen all present the idea of "enclosures" and "enclosed spaces" literally and metaphor ... aphorical meaning of "enclosed spaces" throughout his play.In the story of The Death of Ivan Ilych, Tolstoy compares inner life to outer life throughout the story. He also shows how ones spiritual lif ...

(4 pages) 1315 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The country setting in Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina"

In the novel "Anna Karenin" by Leo Tolstoy, the countryside is a place of peacefulness and satisfaction. Tolstoy uses a country and cit ... the soil and to trust in the forces of nature; which results in physical and spiritual contentment.Tolstoy's thoughts are revealed in the thoughts of Levin, who despises city life and that society, b ... e itself, the source of life. The city life seems to be pretentious and destructive for the society.Tolstoy writes about the virtues of peasants which Levin admires and respects entirely. The euphoric ...

(2 pages) 1940 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

As You Like It - From Triviality to Complexity

hink themselves, listening to their own interior voice. This is what makes some of the critics like Tolstoy banish him and accuse him of immorality. But how relevant is Tolstoy’s essay? Does Tols ... believe that Art should awake our spirit like Shakespeare’s does, and not censure. Contrary to Tolstoy’s affirmation, I would paraphrase it saying that Shakespeare was hardly trying to revea ...

(6 pages) 1238 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare