6% done with War and Peace

More ‘and’: Tolstoy describes Pierre as sitting like an Egyptian statue and as giving himself up to the ceremony around him. This is quite interesting because it implies a sense of immortality (Egyptian. Linking of Catherine to the current Tsar) and also mirrors the certainty of death and how we all have to give ourselves over to it. I never really noticed how subtle Tolstoy is in building this world. Staggering!