54% done with War and Peace


I read an entire book on the Russian peasantry in hopes of gaining some insight into this chapter (and the next) were the peasants (Dron especially) refuse to help the Princess get away. But I still don’t understand why Dron wants to be freed from his responsibility, why they won’t leave Bogucharovo, or any of it. Is Tolstoy trying to say the right thing to do is to stay? Is he saying the peasants are dumb?