52% done with War and Peace

One of the most true images ever written in a novel is the one here with Napoleon not even seeing the men drowning in front of him. And everyone is crazy, too because he’s not just showing us the cruelty of a leader but the stupidity of the people who follow them. But it also speaks to how leaders don’t really care about what soldiers do; the honors they hand out are hollow, just like the 2 emperors scene.