Professor Sean Farrell
April 26, 2000
Effects of War
What effects does war have on men? Leo Tolstoy, writer of War and Peace, addresses this issue. He uses some of his own views to show how the effects of war change people through the course of a day. Tolstoy’s center message is that human love, trust, and everyday family ties are life-enduring values. Pierre and Andrei see the battle in very different
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Pierre and Andrei start with two different views. Andrei started learning that some things are more important in life to him other than war. Pierre did not know anything about war, but he learns about the men and the death and devastation it causes. Almost anyone can sympathize with how these characters feel before war and during the war. War can change how someone thinks and acts when he or she witnesses it first hand.