29% done with War and Peace


“Just before the window was a row of pollard trees, looking black on one side and with a silvery light on the other.” Tolstoy frequently uses space and depth in his descriptions. This draws us in and puts in the middle of a scene and helps us empathize with whomever is the current point of view character.

It’s no accident we get the description of dewy, fresh flowering vegetation along with Natasha.