From the tortured to the humourous. Well, I thought it was a funny chapter, anyway. Berg, the rather vague, egotistical character, makes a return appearance to finally propose to Vera. (He’s the only one out of all the original boyfriends for the Rostov girls that is still around.)
So the unpopular Vera finally gets married off to the one person so far in the book who seems to like her. But then he doesn’t seem to quite have it all together either.
But more ominously, we have the reminder yet again that the Rostovs are on the verge of bankruptcy. But then again, they seem to have been bankrupt for quite a while now and they’re still living it up. They’d make good Americans, don’t you think?