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Unformatted text preview: Anna Karenina Study Guide 05/12/2007 22:08:00 ← Strategies ← ←- 20-25 minutes on each question (120 minute exam, 4 questions) ←- shortcuts, etc. • could write in bullet points o easier to read o BUT bullet points must clearly relate to one another so that TA can follow, figure out what you’re talking about • names: can use abbreviations o make it clear who is who o make a key?- never say it was Tolstoy saying – Tolstoy said everything- ID the Brothers Karamazov quotation first • decide which is which when head is clear • don’t accidentally write about the wrong book in the heat of things ← ← Structure ← ← Given quote 1. Identify the quotation (5pts, 20%) o Who said it (or whose perspective) o Who they said it to o Where it happens in book o Who was present 2. Essay (20pts, 80%) o If story present, tell story o Draw thematic conclusions o Relate to other themes, parts of books ← ← Characters and How They Relate ← ←- Stiva • married to Dolly • 5 living, 2 dead children (+1 more) o Grisha o Tanya o Lily ←- Dolly’s family • Sisters o Natasha/Natalie – married to diplomat o Kitty Likes Alexey Vronsky Liked by Konstantin Levin • Parents o Prince Shcherbatsky (Alexander) o Princess Shcherbatsky ←- Vronsky • likes Anna o who is married to Alexey Karenin o child Seryozha (Sergei) o Alexey Karenin – Lydia Ivanovna • Vronsky is a count • Cousin Betsy, who is also friends with Anna ←- Konstantin Levin • “mother’s” 2 nd family, while married to Dmitri • all three have same mother (K. Levin, N. Levin, S. Koznyshev)- Nikolai Levin • Involved with Masha (prostitute) • 2 nd family, while “mother” married to Dmitri ←- Sergei Koznyshev • 1 st family, while “mother” married to Ivan ←- Frou Frou >> Horse ← ← Character Traits/Descriptions ← ←- Shcherbatsky (Dolly’s family) • pride o Dolly cannot leave Stiva o Mother does not approve of Levin Lives within the country Less attractive than Vronsky ←- Levin • muscular, buff, tan • “a bear of a man” ←- Vronsky • brown hair, straight white, strong teeth, muscular, angular jaw • physical description: pg. 133, 206 • Vronsky’s teeth – important • Enjoys gambling, women >> vain, superficial • No respect for mother o Acts as if he does because its expected of him o Mother doesn’t like him much either o Relationship with Anna upsets family: shows weakness ←- Anna • the ball: “why, are there balls where one always enjoys oneself?” o try to gain respect of Kitty o digging for compliment o trying to act modest so Kitty will trust her more o same thing Stiva does • impressions of husband: pg. 122impressions of husband: pg....
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