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The Long Exile. By Leo Tolstoy. Quick Write. You have been wrongly convicted of murder and sent to a prison far away from your home. Years later, you discover the identity of the actual murderer. Make a few notes on how you think you would react. Vocabulary: .

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the long exile

The Long Exile

By Leo Tolstoy

quick write
Quick Write

You have been wrongly convicted of murder and sent to a prison far away from your home. Years later, you discover the identity of the actual murderer. Make a few notes on how you think you would react.

vocabulary
Vocabulary:
  • troika- a Russian wagon pulled by three horses. p.2
  • czar- an emperor or king p.2
  • flog(ged)- to beat with a whip or stick p. 2
  • knout- a whip used to beat criminals p. 2
  • samovar-a metal pot used for heating water for tea. p.1
  • Siberia- region in Russian known for cold temperatures and isolation. p.2
  • mirth- amusement/ laughter p.2
  • fortnight- 14 days and nights (2 weeks) p.4
more notes on tolstoy
More notes on Tolstoy:
  • The original title is “God Sees the Truth, But Bides His Time.”
  • His father was a count and his mother a princess. But when he was old, he led a poor, quiet life.
  • In 1852, he was in the Russian army.
theme
Theme
  • A central insight about life in a work of literature.
  • Themes are complete as a phrase. Words like revenge, religion, ambition and regret are just topics/subjects in a piece.
  • A theme on revenge would be: “Seeking revenge only further harms the person who has been wronged.”
checking your reading
Checking Your Reading
  • We will now read the first few paragraphs as a class. Using the white board, we will illustrate the setting and mood created by the writing.
double entry diary
Double-Entry Diary

"I dreamed you returned from the town, and when you took off your cap I saw you hair was quite gray." p.1

Aksionov's wife said this. I predict her dream is foreshadowing a bad future for his journey.