Reading for Thursday, 26 March
And, as if to remind us, that nothing is every truly black and white, Tolstoy takes us back to Sonya, and lets us into her world.
I quite liked this chapter. First of all, Sonya is starting to grow up and get a bit sick of being the Rostov’s lapdog. But she does it in rather passive-aggressive ways.
So here we see her making all the calculations and placing her bets on Prince Andrei surviving, marrying Natasha, and thus making void Marya and Nikolai getting married.
So why not say no? Look like the innocent martyr, and wait to cash in on the inevitable proposal from Nikolai that will come a bit later?
For the life of me, I cannot remember what happened to Sonya in the rest of the book, so I’m as curious to see how everything turns out as anyone else.
Back to reading, I think . . .