65% done with War and Peace


You can’t blame the countess for doing everything she can to keep her 15 year old son out of danger, even if he was in the Army (at 15!) In fact this is what will save the family because otherwise they never would have left in time and only who knows what the French would have done to them.

But this is also symbolic as Natasha represent the soul of Russia that is last to leave the holy, ancient city.