Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy Topics for Discussion

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What is Tolstoy's attitude toward the wealthy and privileged and toward the peasants in this collection of stories?

What do Marya Alexandrovna in Family Happiness, Liza Annenskaya in The Devil, Praskovya Fedorovna in The Death of Ivan Ilych and Pozdnyshev's wife in The Kreutzer Sonata all have in common?

How is Dmitri Olenin disappointed by his expedition to the Caucasus?

What is the illness that kills Ivan Ilych and why are doctors unsuccessful in diagnosing it?

Why is Eugene Irtenev unable to free himself of his obsession with Stepanida in The Devil?

Which of the two alternative endings to The Devil do you prefer and why?

Why did Tolstoy write two different endings to The Devil?

How does diet affect lust and jealousy, according to Pozdnyshev in The Kreutzer Sonata?

What role does music play in the relationship between the music teacher and Pozdnyshev's wife in The...

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