46% done with War and Peace


To put it more simply: those in power couldn’t care less about the people below them. Tolstoy is showing us how blindly following this or that person is dangerous and stupid. And he’ll drive that point home even more crushingly when Petya is killed. He’s also showing us how a little forgiveness, a little humility, can go a long way. Being stubborn and prideful has caused more misery than any plague.