Philology, pedagogy, and psychology

2017 Issue №1

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Evolution of Andrey Bolkonsky’s axiological worldview in Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace



This article examines the value system hierarchy of one of the novel’s central characters, who is often considered a ‘projection’ of the author’s personality. Oppositions emerging in the character’s mind (war/peace, lie/truth, earth/sky, greatness/worthlessness, glory/vanity), which are identified in the course of analysis, make it possible to track changes in the character’s worldview and its evolution along his way to harmony.


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