Absurdity, Injustice, and a Bestial Kind of Madness
Brian E. Denton
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I like the early references to the wolf hunt which give way to Nikolai’s “moral queasiness “ after he realizes he’s hunting/attacking a human being. Also, how his insubordination (charging without orders) leads to promotion!! This dovetails well with Tolstoy’s larger theories about the commingling of random events and the general unpredictability of warfare producing unforeseen outcomes.

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