31% done with War and Peace


This uncertainty Boris feels about Natasha (and thus his hard earned social position) is why I feel Boris is not a bad person. If he was truly an opportunist he wouldn’t have thought twice about the vibrant Natasha (like Berg, though he’s not a bad person, either, just dull). Boris is passionate, but he tries to tamp it down so he can advance in society, but he’s tested here, and that’s not a bad thing.