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The character Uncle is very much a literary device, more than he is a real character. He represents the Russia that should be, that is slowly being forgotten by the like of the elder Rostov who is “like a child taken out for an outing” (and juxtaposed with the buffoon Nastasya Ivanovna). He is whom all Russians are related to, but not exactly directly.

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