9% done with War and Peace


We also get a narrative shift where Tolstoy (as narrator) talks about how just beyond an imaginary line on the battle field lies danger, and beyond another lies peace and safety. And Rostov looks up at the sky and this narrations talks about crossing that line of death we must all pass. But it’s a line we can’t actually see, though we know it’s there. This chapter is about seeing and about preservation.