Mapping Minor Characters in Tolstoy’s War and Peace

Fyodor Ivanovich Dolokhov, Boris Drubetskoy, Julie Karagina, and Elena (Helene) Kuragina are four incidental characters in Tolstoy’s War and Peace. By and large, these characters do not offer anything to the overall narrative. Quite frankly, they do nothing. Nevertheless, that, their nothingness, is what makes Dolokhov, Julie, Helene, and Boris …

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