69% done with War and Peace


Again, Tolstoy uses Makar Alexeevich as a mirror to physically show the turmoil inside Pierre. Though unlike Pierre, Makar Alexeevich will actually get a shot off, even if it is as a madman.

“in the now silent corridor the sound of several hands knocking at the front door could be heard.”: I love this sentence, you can actually hear that sound. But it’s in a way the sound of people trying to reach Pierre.