52% done with War and Peace


When Andrei sees all the men in the “dirty pond” I get the impression that he just sees all these people as impersonal fodder. He feels so betrayed by life that he just can’t make the connection to human beings any more. All men are just bodies to him. Even with Alpatych, whom he knew, and who cries and grabs his legs, he just rides away. No emotion at all. He’s a shell of a man whose trying not to show it