30% done with War and Peace

Though I like Levin better (from Anna Karenina), Pierre is a more ‘real’ character. Though Levin too struggles to do well, Pierre’s struggles represent the reality of how the world actually works. When he wishes to do good by his serfs he is actually making their life harder. He believes it is so easy to do good while behind his back he’s being taken advantage of and is doing more harm than good. Good is not easy.