73% done with War and Peace


Again he doesn’t stop himself from fear of doing the wrong thing socially, he merely goes up to Maria in church and tells her that if Andrei had been killed it would have been announced. He only wishes to comfort her, and that trumps formality. And again, though she is in mourning, he still goes to her with his mother’s letter to tell her Andrei is alive. There is no fake society here, only the real Russian