85% done with War and Peace

I was told there would be no math.

The narrator of War and Peace is an interesting device. When the novel begins everything is 3rd person in accordance to a single character. However, we later get chapters addressing an unexplained ‘we’; ‘We fought the French’.

It would be easy to say this narrator is Tolstoy himself, but really the narrator is not a person but rather an entire nation; it’s Russia herself.

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