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God Sees the Truth, But Waits by Tolstoy


            
             Russian author, essayist and philosopher, Leo Tolstoy enriched the literature; specifically the Russian literature heritage with enormous astounding genius literary works. The inconstancy of Tolstoy's life has left a great impact on his style of writing; approximately most of his works meant to be didactic, in which he arouses controversial topics and tackles them. Among dozens of short stories written by him, "God Sees the Truth, But Waits" is to be considered one of the best, and it was first published in 1872 in which this period has its significance on Tolstoy's life. .
             In this short story, Tolstoy instigates many questions in readers' mind about truth, injustice and fate as he resides his readers between both spiritual and materialistic worlds throughout the course of the story. In spite of the fact that this story is a realistic fiction, it attracted our attention due to the allegory it implies and the significance of the values it reveals. Above all, it could happen physically. Thus, this paper aims to analyze the story literary and provide necessary illustration. The major characteristics of a short story are considered in which we discuss about plot, conflict, characters, themes, tone, and personal value. In each aspect, we develop and prove with good evidences.
             1. Biography.
             Russian┬ánovelist, short story writer, philosopher Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy also called Leo Tolstoy was born on September 9, 1828 in Tula Province, Russia. He was the youngest among his four brothers. He was only 18 months old when his mother died after giving birth to a baby girl. Later on, in 1837, Tolstoy's father died and they were brought up by their aunt. After she passed away, he and his siblings went to Kazan, Russia to live with their second aunt. Tolstoy received his education at home by German and French tutors.1 In 1843, he entered Kazan University and started Oriental languages then switched to Law.


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