Russian lit Lecture 7 AK - One of the most lovable things...

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“One of the most lovable things in life is Russian Literature” hahaAnna and karenin are speaking Karenin’s one requirement that hs enot bring vronsky to their house but she does Karenin winds up into vronsky in the doorway Vronsky goes in to talk to anna and anna mocks karenin imitiating “you mean he bowed to you like this?!” and she does a perfect imitiation the point being that in order to do that you have to engage ina lot of hostile looking Looking is a key themeLooking is an actionVronsky can’t understand why karenin doesn’t just propse a duel but of course that means vronsky can’t look at it from any other view but himself“he’s not a manPart 4 Chapter 3Page 411-412“And again she could not help mimicking”…She talks to Vornksy about her dream that she’s been havingA peasant doing something fumbling with the sack This time she wakes up to another dream INCEPTION :OIn the second dream someone interprets the first dream for her it’s an omen saying she will die in childbirthAnna believes in omensOmens are a way in which the future only work if there is casuality to go backgrounds The future is already given the omen just shows what is bound to happenShe doesn’t die in childbirth but that doesn’t shack her fiath in omensWhen vronsky leaves that’s when karenin comes in angry as can beChapter 4Page 415-416“Sit down! I have to speak to you” he said… I had to see him to..An honest man and an honest worman…is that cruelty?... you cannot describe.. all this for?.. soon, very soon, it will end, anywayHe’s just angry, no reason Omen at the soon very soon partHer way of her not taking responsibilityWho’s down here? Anna is with her lover karenin is the one that’s suffering everyday and anna is saying she’s the one that’s down?Who’s really down in this situation it’s funny that she’s saying that to him“And for the first time, for an instant, she felt for him, put herself in is place, and was sorry for him”How long has this been going on? and now she feels for himIt’s not so much the affair itself it’s the absolute refusal to look at someone else’s feelingThe author is telling you what hasn’t happened up till nowThis is the first time she bothers to imagine what she’s feeling We see this too with stiva with dolly
Principle source of evil in the world is negligence Last thing you cannot say about him in this scene is that he’s complacive Psychological convincing way Christian loveLove your enemy Jesus you must love even your enemiesYou must love not one thing anything at allCompletely selfless even those who hate you with no goal, so satification in mindWell I’m a christain so I forgive you and I’m suppose to love you! <- that won’t doYou actually have to love your enemy

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