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Without prevarication my favorite novel is War and Peace. While many people assume that I like the book simply because it is in the canon of great literature and is a bullet-stopping tome, I appreciate the in-depth characters development and historical context of Tolstoy’s magnum opus. There are dozens of memorable characters, but Pierre stands out among the rest.
Many have suggested that Pierre is a personification of Tolstoy himself, as he struggles with religious, ethical and emotional dilemmas throughout the novel. In the middle stages of the book, Pierre joins the Freemasons and piously adopts their ideology. This serves to be just one stop on his journey of personal growth, and Pierre quickly abandons his Masonic jewelry in favor of other pursuits.
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