15% done with War and Peace


(much) Later we learn how Nikolai is quick to use his fists and hit a man who angers him, and this causes tension between him and Marya. And here we see his anger growing in him, how impetuous he can be (much like Natasha, Petya, and his father are in their way). This contrasts to Andrei who is calm and superior and even to Berg who is calm and banal. Tolstoy never falters with these characters.