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AbstractIn his great novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy created a diverse group of female characters. These women not only reflect the social issues of Tolstoy's time, but also the life of the man who created them. Above and beyond the roles of women in society and household life, the issues of marriage, sex, and love proved to be the most complex to Tolstoy. By creating such diverse and contradictory characters, Tolstoy was able to show clearly his dichotomous views and his inner struggles.
Degree ProgramHonors College
Russian and Slavic Studies