27% done with War and Peace


Anyone who has had to deal with the VA will understand this chapter quite well. We make a lot about heroes and about how we honor those who serve, but this is the reality for many who serve in war: neglect, poor treatment, bureaucracy, and death alone.

Tolstoy inclused this chapter to make his case against “great men of history”. He shows us the reality.

This scene foreshadows what will happen to Andrei.