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War and Peace

War and Peace

by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Volume 4, Part 1, Chapter 15 Summary

  • It turns out that two days ago, Andrei had kind of given up and become all soft and strange.
  • When Marya goes to see him, he asks about her and answers her questions in a totally flat, weird, alien voice, without any emotion or inflection at all.
  • Andrei has clearly disconnected himself from the living. He makes a bit of an effort to see his son and to pretend like he sort of cares about Moscow burning down, but he is just not there anymore.
  • Nikolushka, who is only seven, is somehow able to understand what’s happening with his dad and Marya and Natasha. After leaving the room, he hugs Natasha and starts to cry.

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