33% done with War and Peace


I never before realized how unlikely it is for Andrei to be truly happy. Yes he can convince himself he is happy for a brief time, but it won’t last. His love for Natasha is doomed, but not because he won’t love her, but he’s just not capable of true joy, like Pierre. He posses all the qualities a man should have, except that by possessing them all them he lacks room for really living.