42% done with War and Peace


Natasha enters the theater smart and observant, but even as cheap as the stage set seems to her, she’s slowly drawn in to the stupidity of it all. Tolstoy does this by having Anatole always gazing at her and we feel how she likes this sensation. And even though the play is idiotic, she’s intoxicated by the false flattery. And she’s been so neglected by this year wait that it’s no wonder she’s carried away