9% done with War and Peace


A person’s personal honor is not bigger than the group’s, and it’s not honor anyway if you’re being stubborn. Even Rostov says he can’t describe the feeling even though everyone else recognizes it as being obstinate. And the chapter ends with news they will actually go into battle instead of dealing with these trivial matters – the war is bigger than them all – but what’s bigger than the war? Tolstoy knows.