Book Review: Critical Analysis of Literature in ‘War and Peace’ by Leo Tolstoy

  • Shriraj Dusane
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  • Shriraj Dusane

    Student at National Law University, Nagpur, India

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The book ‘War and Peace’ by Leo Tolstoy is based on story of novel annals of French attack on Russia in 1812 and the influence of Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the narratives of blue-blooded families in Russia. This research article reviews this book and critically analyses it. Enormous segments of this literature are philosophical conversations as opposed to narrative. This research paper brilliantly follows the characters, from diverse backgrounds, as armed forces attacks from assorted foundations- workers and nobles, regular folks and warriors. As they battle with issues novel to their period and their way of life, it depicts hypotheses and characters rise above their particularity. This research article explores literary devices utilized in the book that are styles of novel that emerged in mid-19th century that look like panning, wide shots and close-ups and also investigates striking metaphors in 'War and Peace'. This study recognizes why novel is anything but a verifiable novel, yet a novel that examines occasions of the recent past with the characters of genuine individuals living in the public eye. The contemporary importance of this book in comprehension in feeling, mental strength, and emotional excellence in development of humankind emerging from countless subjective human wills and obscuration, is also analysed in this article.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 3, Page 795 - 803


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