Friday, September 12, 2008

God Sees the Truth, But Waits by Leo Tolstoy

Mary Grace V. Dapito
III- Niels Henrik David Bohr
Comment and Criticism

This is a short story written by Russian author Leo Tolstoy in 1872. The story, about a man sent to prison for a murder he didn't commit, takes the form of a parable of forgiveness.

Ivan Demtrievich Aksenov was a merchant living in a town in Russia, Vladimir. Although he was prone to drinking, he was not violent He was responsible and well liked by people that knew him. Even if a person is prone to something wrong, it does not mean that you will be always wrong. A merchant was just murdered. Aksenov was sentenced even if he did not really do it. There are some point in our life that we are accused of doing something and sometimes we get angry because of this. He spent many years in the prison and he was respected there. Aksenov is convinced that Makar Semonovich is the man who committed the murder for which Aksenov was blamed. Eventually Aksenov confronts Makar Semonovich, but he denies committing the murder. The guard found out something. Makar Semonovich approaches Aksenov later that day in a terrible state, and he eventually admits to Aksenov that it was he who killed the merchant. Aksenov forgives Semonovich, and he feels as if a terrible weight had been lifted. Makar Semonovich confesses to the authorities, and the process for Aksenov to be cleared is begun. Unfortunately, Aksenov dies before he can reach home, but he dies in peace.

I believe that Aknesov is a great man. He shows that if someone did something wrong to you, you must forgive them. The title of the short story fits its main idea. It is when Aknesov was blamed for murdering; he spent many years in the prison. It takes a long time before the truth be heard, just wait because God sees the truth.
This is a very inspiring story because it can guide you in all your ways and it can also light your path. It can also make your relationship with our Almighty God stronger.

18 comments:

  1. you can at least show the date on when leo wrote this so you can actually help someone doing a research paper. IDIOT!!!

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  2. who the hell are you?? no one does freaking care about your research!

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  3. very good mary grace...youve done a wonderful job....those criticisms above is not true........continue writing like this....

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  4. well, the moral lesson was great !!.. thanks ! :)

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  5. Hey man respect the writer

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  6. hey what the motherfucking shit is this??

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  7. i love it...it really helps me!!!
    thanks!

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  8. eyyyy...u guys..if u dont have nothing to write in this page..kindly leave this page!!!!
    /....you losers!!!!!
    stop posting bad comments...
    u ddont have any moral values in ur self!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. muy bien señorita mary grace: > it helps me a lot doing my book report..your a very good commentator! keep it up.
    by the way! dont care much for those silly idiot's because they don't have any moral values, their mama raised a fools..they are one of those fools in this earth..

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  10. Thanks! Mary,

    U helped, us so much....

    and don't ever think of those people who commented a HELL WORDS... yeah u right they have no moral values..

    <(")

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  11. For those who said nobody cares about this paper...I think you do care because you took the time to post something even if they're just craps from morons like you! Intellectuals don't criticize literary works the way you do...go to school and learn some stuffs or better yet, ask your Moms to teach you some breeding!

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  12. you did a great job..never mind of those fools who are trying to down you..!

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  13. NICE!it really works.it really helps me.

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  14. thanks :) it really helps. God bless ^_^

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  15. i read the story...its very nice story, very inspiring...it shows not all of the the people in the prison are sinner,...
    God job grace....

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  16. just ignore and dont write your comment

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