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Unformatted text preview: While Vronsky's life runs its normal course with its social and military obligations, his passion absorbs his entire inner life. &quot;Society&quot; has various reactions. The younger men envy him; his brother, who enjoys his own extramarital affairs, disapproves because &quot;those whom it was necessary to please&quot; disapprove. His mother thinking an affair in the highest society is &quot;a finishing touch&quot; for a promising young man, disapproves when she hears Alexey refused an important post in order to remain in Petersburg, and when she learns the affair is based upon a desperate, not graceful and worldly, passion. Meanwhile the women of Anna's circle await the turn of public opinion before falling upon her with the full weight of their scorn. Besides his regimental and social interests, Vronsky is passionately fond of horses and racing. At this time, he has purchased an English thoroughbred and anticipates winning the officers'...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08