1% done with War and Peace


Tolstoy does not paint a very pretty picture of marriage, especially how the women are at the mercy of the men’s decisions – be it going to war (or having war in general), to generally being unkind to their wives. This scene bookends the final scene of the book with a much happier family. We also get a better look at Andrei who is always difficult to understand. He’s like a poorer copy of his father.