War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace Volume 4, Part 4, Chapter 11 Summary
- Giving Kutuzov the medal for the Order of St. George is really just a face-saving formality. Kutuzov is out of favor, and there’s no two ways about it.
- He still tries to put in his opinion: who cares about saving Europe from Napoleon when Russia is already safe?
- But he’s lost all power and authority. He is replaced and quickly forgotten and ignored.
- Soon after, he dies.