Eventually, the two return to Russia, where Anna is spurned by society, which considers her adultery disgraceful. His nickname is a Russianized form of Steve.
Levin, depressed after having been rejected by Kitty, withdraws to his estate in the country.
Levin and Kitty move to Moscow to await the birth of their baby, and they are astonished at the expenses of city life. When the marriage starts to improve, Levin learns that his brother, Nikolai, is dying of consumption. Anna, desperate to regain at least some of her former position in society, attends a show at the theatre at which all of St.
They have a bitter row and Anna believes the relationship is over. He speaks to Anna later that night about his suspicions regarding her and Vronsky, but she curtly dismisses his concerns. When Vronsky leaves for several days of provincial elections, Anna becomes convinced that she must marry him to prevent him from leaving her.
Increasingly restless, Anna and Vronsky decide to return to Russia. Kitty turns down Levin in favor of Vronsky, but not long after, Vronsky meets Anna Karenina and falls in love with her instead of Kitty.
As the family members are reunited, and Vronsky sees Anna for the first time, a railway worker accidentally falls in front of a train and is killed. He threatens to take away Seryozha if she persists in her affair with Vronsky. She encounters Vronsky often, but their relationship becomes clouded after Anna reveals she is pregnant.
Part 4[ edit ] When Anna and Vronsky continue seeing each other, Karenin consults with a lawyer about obtaining a divorce. The strength of her inner nature enables Anna to cast off from conventional society and seek love as her basic definition. Its epigraph is Vengeance is mine; I will repay, from Romans Eventually, Anna is able to bring Stiva and Dolly to a reconciliation.
He confronts Anna afterward, and she candidly admits to Karenin that she is having an affair and that she loves Vronsky. Her increasing bitterness, boredom, and jealousy cause the couple to argue. Although she initially tries to reject him, she eventually succumbs to his attentions.
A specialist advises that Kitty should go abroad to a health spa to recover. Vronsky has been paying her considerable attention, and she expects to dance with him at a ball that evening. Vronsky considers resigning his military post, but his old ambitions prevent him.
He wrestles with the idea of falseness, wondering how he should go about ridding himself of it, and criticising what he feels is falseness in others.
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Karenin goes home from the party alone, sensing that something is amiss. Petersburg, Anna and Vronsky stay in one of the best hotels, but take separate suites. Although Vronsky and Anna go to Italy, where they can be together, they have trouble making friends. This groundbreaking use of stream-of-consciousness would be utilised by such later authors as James JoyceVirginia Woolfand William Faulkner.
Under the pressure to live only through her love, she denies her femininity as the vehicle of bearing children; her charms have become the singular weapon of the witch.Need help on characters in Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina? Check out our detailed character descriptions.
From the creators of SparkNotes. Instead, Anna and Vronsky go to Italy, where they lead an aimless existence. Eventually, the two return to Russia, where Anna is spurned by society, which considers her adultery disgraceful.
Anna and Vronsky withdraw into seclusion, though Anna dares a birthday visit to her young son at Karenin’s home. Anna Karenina study guide contains a biography of Leo Tolstoy, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a.
Anna Arkadyevna Karenina High society heroine whose love affair keynotes the novel. Alexey Alexandrovitch Karenin Anna's deceived husband.
He is a frigid, lonely man with an influential government position in St. Petersburg. Tolstoy's style in Anna Karenina is considered by many critics to be transitional, forming a bridge between the realist and modernist novel.
The novel is narrated from a third-person-omniscient perspective, shifting the narrator's attention to several major characters, though most frequently focusing on the opposing lifestyles and attitudes of its central.
'Anna Karenina', by Leo Tolstoy, is a Russian novel following the life of Anna Karenina during the late nineteenth century.
In this lesson, we will go over a brief summary and the main characters of the novel.Download