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In the story, the hermit is an impoverished outcast who lives a simple life. We are told he is "frail and weak" and is barely able to turn the soil with his spade. The hermit is a very wise man,...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2016 7:16 pm UTC

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The king wants to know the answer to what he considers to be three very important questions: What's the right time to begin something? Who are the most necessary people? What's the most important...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2018 10:35 am UTC

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The king is a ruler. He is a conscientious yet ambitious. He has determined that if he knows the answers to the three questions, "...he would never fail in anything he might undertake."...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2013 5:10 pm UTC

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The tsar wants to know the answers to three questions that he hopes will make him a more effective ruler. They are as follows: What's the right time to begin everything? Who are the right people to...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2019 7:19 am UTC

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Ultimately, it is impossible to say with certainty what the king's reaction truly was, given that the story ends with the hermit providing those answers. We don't actually see the king's response...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2021 3:07 am UTC

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The wounded man initially set out to kill the king to avenge his brother, who was executed by the king. From this, we can reasonably infer that the wounded man's initial feelings for the king were...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2019 9:21 am UTC

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The best lesson plans are always ones created by the teacher; having the deep knowledge of a work that allows one to customize a lesson plan for it gives both the students and the teacher better...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2012 2:36 am UTC

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Leo Tolstoy's short story "Three Questions" is a kind of parable. A king, seeking wisdom, has narrowed down what he most wishes to know to three essential questions, believing that if he has the...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2018 6:01 pm UTC

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The king puts on the clothes of a commoner because he doesn't want to overawe the old hermit. For what seems like an absolute eternity, the king has been trying to get answers to his three...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2018 6:41 am UTC

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When the king and the hermit first lay eyes on the wounded man stumbling out of the forest, he's in an absolutely terrible state. He's holding his hands pressed firmly against his stomach, which is...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2020 1:13 pm UTC

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In Tolstoy's story "Three Questions," the King spends the night "on the threshold" of the Hermit's hut. That exact location is significant because the King is still, at this point, in the middle of...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2018 4:23 am UTC

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To be able to answer this question properly, let's put it in context with the rest of the story. The short story "Three Questions" by Leo Tolstoy tells of a king who wants to succeed in everything...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2019 4:06 pm UTC

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A king has set off on an epic quest to find the answers to three questions that he finds especially perplexing: What is the right time to begin everything? Who is the most important person? And...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2020 10:57 am UTC

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In Tolstoy's fable "Three Questions," the King already knows of the Hermit and where to seek him out in the woods, and it is outside the Hermit's solitary hut that the King finds the man digging...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2018 3:10 am UTC

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The story The Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy tells the tale of a king who strives to find answers to what he considers life's most important, yet hardest to answer, questions: What was the right...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2015 1:25 pm UTC

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In Tolstoy's short story "Three Questions," the king begins his day with the hermit by posing his questions: how he can know the right thing to do at the right time, to whom he should pay most...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2021 12:56 pm UTC

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After the king fails to receive a satisfying answer to his questions from the "learned men" who came to him, he seeks out a hermit who is well-known for his wisdom. The king knows that the hermit...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2021 3:46 pm UTC

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