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Makar Alexeevich is an interesting character (and will almost get everyone killed later), but here is this mad remnant of Pierre’s benefactor in Masonry. We don’t ever get to know Makar so it’s impossible to say anything with certainty, but it seems his brother did care for him as is one of the tenants of their religion. But he does serve to show Pierre’s growing madness and the uneasy atmosphere of Moscow