Count Rostov is an interesting study of a man. He is agreeable, everyone like him, but he’s weak and naive and abhors any conflict to the point of giving away everything he has. He’s the good natured noble who is also foolish. He’s not cruel, but his irresponsibility is his weakness. He’s the exact opposite of the elder Prince Bolkonsky. The former dies disillusioned, the later dies near madness.