Love and compassion play a great role in life. How does Leo Tolstoy depict this aspect in his story "What Men Live By"? I am a 12th grade student.

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The peasant feels compassion for the naked man and brings him to his home, where he teaches him to be a cobbler. Eventually the rescued man reveals that he is in fact an angel and that he was being punished for failing to carry out a heavenly assignment to take the soul of a woman who was scheduled to die. He felt sorry for her because she had small children and they might die if left on their own. The fallen angel was told that he had to live as a human and suffer as a human until he “learned what men live...

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