RussianLitFinalReview - Russian Lit Final Review Complexity...

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 9 pages.

Russian Lit Final Review Complexity of Psychology UnpredictabilityCaptain throwing down moneyVictim Psychology/Moral Superiority Idea that Dolly forgiving Stiva will put her in the moral position Dolly found small joys in her children, instead of focusing on her husband who did not love herOpposite of Fyodor Pavlovich- she doesn’t try to take offenseAnna to Stiva “I have heard it said that women love men even for their vices, but I hate him for his virtues. I can’t live with him” ¨Anna “I hate him for his generosity”¨Anna knows that Karenin is much better than her and she can’t stand it¨Turns down divorce so she is not indebted to Karenin’s generosity- relates to Dostoevsky in Brothers KAnna tries to make herself out to be the victim- “They say he’s so religious, so high-principled, so upright, so clever; but they don’t see what I’ve seen. They don’t know how he had crushed my life for eight years, crushed everything that was living in me”Self Deception “She suddenly felt that he ought to feel ashamed, and that she was ashamed of the same thing”Anna keeps repeating that she shouldn’t feel ashamed on the train- sign she should“What am I myself? Myself or some other woman?”When you do something bad, you try to distance yourself from it and make it seem like someone else is doing the bad thingAnna alters her perception of Karenin bit by bitAnna getting off the train- “Oh my God! Why do his ears look like that?”- she now sees her husband differentlyEach time Anna sees Karenin, Anna looks at most negative end of the spectrum and shifts the spectrum by a little bit
Over time you can think much worse of themIt is willed, you have to constantly focus on the badAt the race- “All these ways of his she knew, and all were hateful to her. Nothing but ambition, nothing but the desire to get ahead, that’s all there is in his soul”At the race- “I’m a wicked woman, a lost woman, but I don’t like lying, I can’t endure falsehood, while as of him (her husband) it’s the breath of his life- falsehood”Anna about Karenin- “He has crushed my life for 8 years, crushed everything that was living in meAnna dehumanizes Karenin- “He’s not a man, not a human being- he’s a puppet!”- even Vronsky says she’s being unfairpreparing herself for meeting him, she had schooled herself to despise and reproach him, and she did not know what to say to him and she felt sorry for him” – Anna about Karenin after she comes cleanIn truth, Anna does love Karenin at first“She smiled at him the way one smiles at the weaknesses of someone one loves”She understands that Karenin has trouble expressing himselfKarenin’s official speech- “Yes, you see, your tender spouse, as devoted as the first year of marriage, burned with impatience to see you”

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture