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It’s a shame that a man as intelligent as Andrei could be so cynical and easily depressed. His father, who sharing the same atheistic world-view, kept his mind active with regiment and study, but Andrei never seemed able to find something to occupy himself and so he’s becomes this shell of a man. It’s a sad world view, but compelling in its apparent truth. Does God fill this void for men? It did for Tolstoy