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Levin, on two levels, represents that part of Tolstoy's duality which defines country life as the  environment where one may achieve salvation. On a historic plane, Konstanin Levin speaks for the educated landowners, the backbone of Russian  aristocracy in Tolstoy's terms, who defend the traditional national values. If Russia is to discover her  modern destiny in an increasingly westernized world, she must depend on individuals like Levin to  maintain a core of national identity. Depending from this source of inner strength, the processes of  change and progress will effect a cultural enrichment as Russia carries herself firmly through the flux  of history. On a personal level, Levin represents the individual's quest for the meaning of life. This is where  Tolstoy autobiographically records Levin's search. Living each moment with great intensity, Levin  finds farming, manual work, his relationship with the peasants, a source of satisfaction. He is 
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