. In War and Peace and Anna Karenina events that prove crucial to the characters’ lives sometimes occur during gala balls. Do you see a symbolic significance in this?
Anna Karenina and War and Peace are both novels that are set in two opposing settings, city, and country. In the context of the city, Tolstoy brings in several party scenes that represent the decadence of city life. It is during these scenes that the readers see the real nature of the characters. (more…)