Anna said what came to her lips and marveled at her

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“Anna said what came to her lips, and marveled at her own capacity for lyingshe felt herself clad in an impenetrable armor of falsehood”-when Karenin confronts her after the partyDon’t have to explicitly lie to be dishonest Complexity of EmpathyForgiveness Way Tolstoy shows small changes that lead to Karenin’s forgiveness of Anna- happens by tiny alterationsKarenin: “Forgive I cannot, and do not wish to…I am not a spiteful man, I have never hated anyone, but I hate her with my whole should, and I cannot even forgive her, because I hate her too much for all the wrong she has done me!” Karenin “stared straight before him, not thinking of what was awaiting him. He could not think about it, because in picturing what would happen, he could not drive away the reflection that her death would at once remove all the difficulty ofhis position”“Aleksey stopped short and turned white. He felt distinctly now how intensely hehad longed for her death”Karenin asks specifically how Anna is, and upon hearing that she is very ill, he felt “some relief at the news that there was still hope of her death”Karenin’s “wrinkled face wore an expression of agony; he took her by the hand and tried to say something, but he could not utter it; his lower lip quivered, but he still went on struggling with his emotion, and only now and then glanced at her”“He did not think that the Christian law that he had been all his life trying to follow enjoined him to forgive and love his enemies; but a happy feeling of love and forgiveness for his enemies filled his heart. He knelt down, and laying his head in the curve of her arm, which burned him as with fire through the sleeve, he sobbed like a little child. ”Karenin actually feels this forgiveness, not just trying to do it on a surface 333level
True forgiveness- shown over multiple pages, Karenin’s step by step, smallactions and thoughts that lead him to this forgiveness“I will confess that I was pursued by a desire to revenge myself on you sand on her…I longed for her death. But I forgive completely. I would offer the other cheek, I would give my cloak if my coat be taken. I pray to God only not to take from me the bliss of forgiveness”Reference to Bible story where Jesus tells people to turn the other cheekUnpredictability *Keep in mind that by reading novels we learn through the characters

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