20% done with War and Peace

Family. Every scene in the book is centered around the family. No character exists outside of their family, be it the traditional family like the Rostov’s, the eccentric family as with the Bolkonsky’s, the failed family as with Pierre, or even the family of Dolokhov. And though Tolstoy favors the Rostov’s as the ideal family, he shows us the loving differences in all families and how they all make up Russia