31% done with War and Peace


Poor Pierre. His introspection and self-doubts and ability to see fault in himself is so powerful that it’s a wonder he doesn’t suffer from depression. But you have to admire his active mind, and his desire to be a better person. In this way he represents Tolstoy’s dream to see all people of his class thus enlightened with the important things in life and to put away vanity and trifles.