View Full Version : God knows the truth but waits.

10-11-2005, 11:27 PM
This is a short story by Tolstoy. Was`wondering if anyone has read it and what their thoughts are. It can be read on this website here:


Thanks so much,

PS..I'm new today... :p

07-18-2006, 10:45 AM
I'll be reading this in my class in the next few weeks altogether with my professor and classmates. Then I'll shall be able to give you some idea ;-)

How's it going with you now?

07-18-2006, 03:06 PM
Welcome, Kaz! Yes, I have read the story, just a short while ago and it was very depressing and tragic. There's a glimmer of hope there near the end and you think Ivan's patience and faith are going to come to fruition and then he dies...kind of leaves you feeling a little cheated.

08-18-2007, 02:02 PM
I have read the story and i simply love it even though i agree it is very melancholy. But this is the fact i have experienced with all his stories that i have read ( and i haven't read too many)- that they are very subtle and tragic but perhaps this is what makes him such a great writer.
Only he can depict pathos in such a way that they seem very real rather than melodramatic.