7% done with War and Peace


A lesser writer would say how the son and the old father were emotionless, and probably give some silly back story for their relationship, here Tolstoy shows us how they live and we are richer for it. We KNOW these people, we intuit the relationships between father, son, and sister. We also get a less subtle clue to the father where he says “God has nothing to do with it” before we learned he’s not superstion