War and Peace

War and Peace: Essay Q&A

1. Consider how this novel engages with Russias wars with the French? The graphic descriptions of injuries suffered and the reality of the common soldiers life in battle are used in this novel to the extent that the senselessness of war is evoked. This is made particularly convincing with the initial patriotic desire of characters …

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War and Peace: Theme Analysis

Freewill and Pre-destination Throughout the course of this novel, the themes of freewill and pre-destination are examined. The argument is, do people make their own decisions, or are their lives already decided (that is, pre-destined)? These contrasting philosophies are studied in relation to war and also, more broadly, in terms of the choices men and …

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