38% done with War and Peace


On one level Tolstoy is showing us the boredom of the rich, the laziness and wastefulness of that lifestyle of the rich, but he does it through the thoughts of Natasha, a 17 year-old. Most people that age are bored with their surroundings, and for her with a lover whom she can’t have it’s no wonder shes more bored than most 17 year-olds.

She’s being tested and this will lead to her mistake.