“[People] of little intelligence are fond of [saying `In our days,’] imagining that they have discovered and appraised the peculiarities of `our days’ and that human characteristics change with the times . . . “

I am currently working my way through Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.”

The title of this blogpost comes from this morning’s reading.

One aspect of Tolstoy’s writing that has caught my attention is his use of insights such as these , employing general observations of human nature or certain personality types to describe specific characters and behaviors in the book.

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