Reading for Wednesday, 25 February
And then, in this chapter, we see more of Natasha’s character as she impulsively invites all the wounded soldiers to be bunked down at the Rostov home. There’s not a lot to comment on this chapter, because it’s more plot-driven than character-driven, but what’s most interesting is that Countess Rostova pushes the hardest for them to flee, so she can get Petya taken away from the army.
She’s a little bit like Natasha, actually. Easy-going most of the time, but when she wants to put her foot down, she really does put her foot down.