Despite their changed relationship

Despite their changed relationship - Despite their changed...

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Unformatted text preview: Despite their changed relationship, Karenin maintains appearances, visiting Anna each week at their summer villa. When they talk, she chats lightly and rapidly, while Karenin, no longer observing the deceit in her entire attitude, responds only to the literal meaning of her words. His hostility, however, expresses itself by an especial coldness to his son. More shy than ever before in front of his father, Seriozha is reduced to silence as Karenin addresses him with an ironical "young man" whenever he speaks to him. At the race, Karenin watches his wife gaze after one rider, her eyes never observing how horse after horse falls while many officers receive injuries. After Vronsky's fall, Anna weeps with relief to learn he was not killed and accepts Karenin's arm as he leads her from the pavilion. Driving home, Alexey Alexandrovitch remarks on her "unbecoming behavior" in public, repeating his request that she...
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