22% done with War and Peace


I always get nervous when Nikolai plays Dolokhov at cards. Tolstoy writes this exactly how we’ve all thought in situations similar to this where we can’t stop ourselves from doing something very stupid. We bargain with ourselves and we also feel so distant from the person we think we are, we feel like we’re losing ourselves. Denisov loses himself in dance for confidence, Nikolai at cards for a broken heart.