Anna Karenina: ForeshadowingThroughout life there are situations which arise that seem to have beenhinted earlier. You might not have noticed the hint when it first appeared, butsuddenly at one point it finally dawns on you. The same goes for the literaryaspect of foreshadowing. The novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy has manyinstances where the situations are similar to the one described above. Thefollowing paragraphs will present the foreshadowing that is included in thisnovel.When Anna Karenina is met by her brother Oblonsky at the train station,a scene arises that clues into a valuable part of the story. She had just metVronsky and as Anna and Oblonsky were leaving, a train personnel was hit by thetrain. Anna burst into tears and exclaims that it is a bad omen. Her brothercalms her down but it is clearly evident that this part of the story gives aninclination to the mess Anna ends up being entangled in.