15% done with War and Peace


A little later on we learn of a scene where some French soldiers all worked up at the sight of Napoleon leap into a river and all drown while the emperor does not even notice their stupid sacrifice. Here, when Nikolai is in awe of his Emperor we learn how powerful that draw is.

We no longer live in a world where any one thing captivates us as a group – not music, or TV show, or a book brings us together.