51% done with War and Peace

It might seem easy to accuse Tolstoy of setting Natasha up as a straw-man (girl) with which he can show how silly girls can be, however, the very next section after her near (self inflicted) disaster is a long dialogue on how stupid men are for going from east to west and west to east killing each other. Tolstoy admonishes everyone equally for stupidity and goes to great length to describe our infinite stupidity.