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War and Peace

War and Peace


by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Volume 3, Part 2, Chapter 28 Summary

  • Who won the battle of Borodino? And who lost it? Was it Napoleon?
  • Not really. He didn’t shoot at anyone or kill anyone.
  • Why did Napoleon lose? Was it because he had a bad cold and couldn’t think straight?
  • Not really, since his will and his plans are nothing compared to the randomness of actual battle.
  • French soldiers went and killed Russian soldiers. Russian soldiers went and killed French soldiers. In the end, Napoleon was simply a representative of the power of his troops – basically a symbol.

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