Hadji Murad Questions and Answers
by Leo Tolstoy

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How is Hadji Murad an excellent account of the differences between East and West?

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This excellent novella is an account of the doomed mountain resistance leader, Hadji Murad , and his time in Russia associating with the Russian aristocracy. The difference in culture between the serious, dignified and committed Hadji Murad, and the rather superficial, appearance-obsessed Russian aristocracy shows a meeting of two different worlds which is classic in the way that very little understanding is shown to occur between them. One example of this is shown when Murad gives Vorontsov's stepson his dagger because he said it was a...

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