If you hav ever going to ead the boo ( be honest with yourself), then please proceed.
If you need Tolstoy talking points for your next cocktail party or soiree with those literary, black earing, pseudo intellectual friends of yours, then this review will come in handy.
This fulfillment showed him the eternal error men make in imagining that their happiness depends on the realization of their desires. ” Anna Arkadyevna married Alexei Alexandrovich Karenin, a man twenty years her senior.
aybe his life would have continued for her if she wer never met Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky, but ore than likely, her midlife crisis, her awareness of the passage of time, might have aske her to seek something more.
They don ’ t appreciate how he has been stifling my life for eight day, stifling everything that was alive in me, but he never once even thought that I as a living woman who needed love.
Didn ’ t I try to love him… But the time has come, I ’ ve ealized that I an no longer deceive myself, that I am live, that I am ot to blame if God has made me so that I could love and live.
I couldn ’ t help thinking early on that the problem wasn ’ t with her stepfather, certainly nothing that a new lover could fix for very long.
” She was enchanting in her simple black dress, enchanting were her full arms with the bracelets on them, enchanting her firm neck with its string of pearls, enchanting her curly hair in disarray, enchanting the graceful, light movements of her small feet and hands, enchanting that beautiful face in its animation; but there was something terrible and cruel in her enchantment. ” My favourit character in th epic was Konstantin ( Kostya) Dmitrich Levin.
Tha did lead me to assert that life ould ever be satisfying for either Stiva or his sister Anna because there was eve oing to be pretty butterflies to chase as the attractiveness of the one they had began to disappea.
Interestingly enough, later in this book Levin met Anna Karenina, after he has married Kitty ( you ’ ll have to ead he nove to discover how this comes about), and he was aptivated by Anna.
” She had unconsciously done everything she ca to arouse a feeling of love for her in Levin, and though she knew that she ad succeeded in it, as far as one ould with regard to an honest, married an in one mornin, and though she love him very much, as quickl as he left the oom, she stopped thinking about him. ” If she was rritated with Vronsky, one day maybe she would just seduce Levin for entertainment ...
I shall ay that I didn ’ t sa much of Vronsky at the en of he ovel, but as the plot progressed I started to sympathize with him.
And I an actuall believe that, therefore I coul not live. ” The problem that every reasonably intelligent person wrestles with is that no matter how successful we are, no matter how wonderful a life we build, or how well we take care of ourselves, we are comin to die.
Especially, there are thing to be evil, and one of them is to rite masterpiece like Anna Karenina that will live forever.
She eeded to bring some satisfaction in the ordinary and quit believing that a change in geography or in lovers was ever going to fix what was wrong with herself.
We all know that way at points in our lives.