76% done with War and Peace

Unlike Levin who lived on his farm, worked with his serfs, and lived a very simple life, Pierre begins the novel as such a cultural elite that he hasn’t even lived in Russia for years. Yet over the course of the novel he finally comes to this: a shabby man street fighting with French officers over the honor of a foreign girl. Yet I couldn’t say when any particular change happened – Tolstoy’s genius is this.