ALEXIS: In chapter 7, I was confused with the whole scene regarding Pierre taking part in tying a bear to a policeman. Any one have any thought or ideas on that?
I am not 100% sure about the whole policeman and bear thing but I did find some interesting points. Firstly, on page 13, Pierre is referred to as a “bear”. Also, continued on page 13 the conversation between the old lady and Prince Vassily brings up the Imperial Guard and the futileness of protesting to the Emperor. So, maybe the discussion in chapter 7 is an abstract reference to the discourse occurring in page 13 and the pages that follow.
Hope this helps!