Petty and trivial stuff kitty cares about o he doesnt

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“petty” and “trivial” stuff Kitty cares about o he doesn’t realize life is all about details o Kitty realizes that it is daily life and not separation from it that matters (honeymoon) o “finds that it is he himself who has accidentally struck himself, that there is no one to be angry with” part of achieving prosaic love Ch 3 Anna and the Drama of Looking Fake Simplicity o Kitty hates Anna bc of Anna’s falsity in simplicity Dress at the ball – Anna’s dress not conspicuous Ball is through kitty’s eyes o Oblonskys both Stiva brings friend Vasenka hunting – Stiva is dressed simply o When Kitty detects Anna’s falsehood, Anna cuts her off What Touches Dolly The Most o When Anna’s mission is accomplished (talk to Dolly about Stiva’s affair) she takes no more interest in children and they sense it “and here anna guessed what would touch Dolly most” deceptive Relativity o “moments of doubt were continually coming upon her… what’s that on the side of the chair, a fur cloak or some beast? What am I myself?” unsure about train’s speed motional relativity, moral relativity Ears o “oh my god why do his ears stick out like that” Anna arrives in Petersburg and sees her husband o what she’s perceiving, not what’s real - she woulda noticed earlier o from this point on, Anna teaches herself to see Karenin as repulsive self-willed o how we look and direct our attention has moral value bc ordinary, forms habits o she feels shame so teaches herself to misperceive if husband incapable of feeling, she wont feel guilty for hurting o we create the world we want to believe through our preceptoins o paradox of self-deceit p 97-101
The Shortest Chapter o “From that time on, a new life began for Alexei and his wife. Nothing special happened” Vronsky o Missed family life where moral habits are formed o Doesn’t realize flirting with Kitty might hurt her o Hates paying debts Vronksy’s Attempted Suicide o Frou Frou injury first major misfortune o Very honorable but changes what he thinks is honorable o Humiliated after Karenin forgave him o We find conclusions certain bc we overlook contrary evidence P 106-111 What Anna Sees and What Tolstoy Says o Feels shame for deceiving Karenin o Karenin honestly devotes himself to public welfare as he sees it o He’s in distress at the races and trying to distract himself by talking to people o She marvels at her ability to be false o Her accusation about him at the races is a projection of herself (falsehood, cares a lot about social opinion) Watching Watching Watching o Karenin watching anna watching the races A False Confession o She leaves out pregnancy when admitting to Karenin her affair For the First Time o Vronsky feels he is put in position of deceiver because Karenin will not challenge him o Karenin is in pain but Anna thinks he feels nothing “puppet, official machine, not a human being” she dehumanizes him

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