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Book Report


by: Bryan Anthony T. Poquiz

IV – St. Alphonsus Marie Ligouri

Submitted to Mrs. Asenita

I. Home Reading # 1

a. Title

God Sees the Truth but Waits

b. Author’s Profile

Leo Tolstoy or Count Lev Nikolayevich

Born : August 28, 1828

Died : November 20, 1910
Gender : Male
Place of birth : Yasnaya Polyana, Russian Federation
Genre : Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Tolstoy, was a Russian writer – novelist, essayist, dramatist and philosopher –

as well as pacifist Christian anarchist and educational reformer. He was the
most influential member of the aristocratic Tolstoy family.

As a fiction writer, Tolstoy is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all

novelists, particularly noted for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna
Karenina. In their scope, breadth and realistic depiction of 19th-century Russian
life, the two books stand at the peak of realist fiction

c. Short Description of the Author

> Tolstoy’s further talents as essayist, dramatist, and educational

reformer made him the most influential member of the aristocratic
Tolstoy family. His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus,
centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become
a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His ideas on nonviolent
resistance, expressed in such works as the Kingdom Within You, were to
have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth-century figures as
Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr
> Tolstoy was a direct descendant of Genghis Khan, through the
marriage of Prince Fyodor of Yaroslavl to Anna of the Tatars, great-great-
granddaughter of the Khan

II. Characters List and Description

a. Ivan Dmitrich Aksionov

- Handsome, fair-haired, curly-headed fellow, full of fun, and very fond
of singing. When quite a young man he had been given to drink, and was
riotous when he had had too much; but after he married he gave up
drinking, except now and then.

b. Ivan Dmitrich Aksionov's Wife

- A thoughtful, loving and caring wife.

c. A merchant
- A merchant whom Ivan Dmitrich knew before.

d. An official and two soldiers

- They were the one who judge Ivan Dmitrich as the one who killed
the merchant.

e. Makar Semyonich
- A prisoner who stole a horse and killed the merchant.

III. Short summary of the story

In "God See The Truth But Waits", a man is imprisoned after he is wrongfully
accused of murder. This is a emotional story of acceptance and forgiveness ,
acceptance of the failings of yourself and others and the strength to forgive
even when understanding is beyond your grasp. All I could think about when I
finished this story was something my late Aunt Cathy used to often say. "God
always answers your prayers. It's just that sometimes the answer is 'no'."

V. Reaction

My Reaction would be before you accused someone make sure that you won’t
accuse a wrong person and always pray because God always answers your
prayers. It’s just that sometimes the answer is ‘no’.”

V. Insights gain or learned

The more one gives in to the thought of revenge, the more it consumes him.
And if that goes uncheck, it can mean the death of whatever spark of nobility
lies in the human person. The world, for all its cynicism, does recognize that
spark when it is given a chance to break through the dark and negative
elements that seem to always stifle and put it out. We have proof of that
spark in the great men and women, sung and unsung, who graced this side of

IV. Recommendation (if u r d author how will u end d story & why?)
I recommend everybody to read this short story. I learned a lot in this story
about revenge and even if it’s just a short story you will learn a very
important lesson .

If I was the one who wrote this selection, I won’t change the ending. For me,
the ending is the best part for me sad yet perfect. His death shows me that
he will not suffer and he will be peaceful and happy in the side of God .