Tolstoy in Current Society
As an artist, Tolstoy's writings endure to this day. War and Peace is secured within the literary canon, and continues to inspire artistic works. Tolstoy's world view also is relevant in life today. In this society, where we are facing challenges on moral, ethical, and politcal fronts, the likes of which have never been seen before, Tolstoy's belief that history is unremittingly chaotic and formless rings true. And in the face of these challenges, the ideology that life is defined by the mundane and simple good that can be done is important to keep at heart. The world was and is unpredictable, but if one can live a good life, maybe that will be enough.
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