AuthorJeff Halperin

Comparing Masterpieces: Dumb and Dumber VS. War and Peace

In the upper stratosphere of perfect art no two masterpieces are alike. Each bears the original imprint of its creator and demonstrates his hitherto unseen genius to the world.

Tolstoy’s War and Peace was hailed by critics as “a rollicking historical novel written for that amorphic and limp creature, ‘the general reader,’ and more specifically the young,” On the other hand, the Farrelly brothers also really knocked Dumb and Dumber out of the park.

The two classics of world culture, both based on true stories, are founded on the same philosophical view regarding history, and this is embedded into the core of both works…