20% done with War and Peace


I always struggle with the coincidences in the novel. On the one hand they are convenient to keep the story going, on the other hand coincidences do happen in real life so why not in art, too? And since Tolstoy has set up change (I talked about movement previously with Pierre and the duel), it makes sense here as art to bring Andrei “back from the dead” during a spring storm as his wife is about to birth.