75% done with War and Peace

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Platon Karataev is, obviously, the ideal peasant in Tolstoy’s eyes. He is a simple man, he loves everyone, he has no hate in him, and these are all wonderful qualities, and it’s not very believable. Though there is a quality about him that almost makes you wonder if Platon is an imaginary character, and maybe Tolstoy wanted to imply this a little, Still, Platon is a good model for Pierre and us.