God Sees the Truth but Waits by Leo Tolstoy Short Story

God Sees the Truth but Waits God Sees the Truth but Waits In the town of Vladimir lived a young merchant named Ivan Dmitrich Aksionov. He had two shops and a house of his own. Watch this video on YouTube Aksionov was a handsome, fair-haired, curly-headed fellow, full of fun, and very fond of singing.

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6 comments on “God Sees the Truth but Waits by Leo Tolstoy Short Story”

  1. So cruel and unjust the world could be. It is a sad story of a miserable man who had to tolerate the injustice and merciless of the world. I personally cannot understand how a criminal such as Semyonich should be punished and responsible for such ignorance and cruelty toward others. Whether death (exacution) is enough to pay for such cruelty.

    • That’s right, Dr. Hooshmand. The story of God Sees the Truth but Waits is incredibly complicated. This is typical of Leo Tolstoy’s writing style, to some extent.

    • Glad you liked the story of God Sees the Truth but Waits. In this short story, unconcerned means showing no worry or interest in something. Here are some synonyms for unconcerned: unworried, indifferent, carefree.

  2. I enjoyed this short story. It pictured really well that how merciless and cruel this world can be. Yet there are several points that I’d like to mention:
    1. I found it interesting that after all that happened, Aksionov didn’t lose his faith. He didn’t blame God for the injustice happened to him.
    2. Why Aksionov said to Semyonich at the end that maybe he himself is hundred times worse than him? What made him think that way? He was innocent and Semyonich was the one who committed murder, what can be worse than that?
    3. And my last question is about the connection of title and story, it says God waits but Aksionov suffered a lot, unjustly imprisoned for 26 years and then death. As he said himself his life was over 26 before that. So what is the point when he couldn’t do much after his innocence was proved?

    • Such an elaborate comment!
      About the questions you raised, I can say that the story of God Sees the Truth but Waits has a spiritual message about having faith in God under any circumstances. The story, as far as I could understand, tries to teach us that life in this world is just unjust and transient. Aksionov put his trust in God for revenge and exercised patience for the justice of God, because I think he believed in the hereafter.
      He said he could be even worse because I guess he decided not to judge others anymore. Instead, he decided to ask God to decide on almost everything. In simple words, he had submitted himself to God in the real sense of the word.
      Something else that grabbed my attention is Aksionov’s wife’s premonition or déjà vu, which was disregarded by him. If he had considered this prewarning, none of this crisis would have happened.

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