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Per. 3 Leo Tolstoy opens his novel Anna Karenina with the line “All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” There is only one happy family at the end of this novel, which is Kitty, Levin, and their baby. All other families in this novel end up unhappy, although no two cases of unhappiness are alike. The line also seems to state something about karma. This line accurately describes the message emitted by the characters’ states at the end of the novel. The first part of the line, “All happy families resemble one another,” seems to say that there is only one way to achieve happiness. The novel backs up this claim by allowing only one happy family in the end. This family is Levin, Kitty, and their baby. Through honesty and true love, they end up finding joy in each other at the conclusion of the novel. They are the only characters who follow such an honorable path with their lives, and as such, nobody else ends up with such happiness. All other families in the novel are faced with the end result of
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2009 for the course NA 12345 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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