"Besides a general feeling of alienation from all people, Natasha experienced at that time a particular feeling of alienation from the persons of her own family."
I used some text from a child's reader, describing everyday breakfast items. Natasha feels so removed from everyday reality. The black and white floral wallpaper suggests the room where she spends her time alone, lost in thought. There is also some imagery of many human figures. She is in her own world, unable to connect. -- Lola
from page 583-584, volume 2 of original text
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 1076-1078