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requires less self-deception (realistic)knowledge of other←Relationships in Book
- Levin and Kitty: Intimate•have known each other for a long time (since childhood)•Levin knows her family well: knowledge of family**big themeoFamily cultureoCharacteristics of certain familiesoFamily reflects individuals•Specific in his descriptions of heroEyes: “soft, serene, and truthful” (36)oKnows her well >> has a lot to sayoAlso relates ways in which she affects him←- Vronsky: Romantic•with Annaocompletely entranced/enticed by heroout of his element – will subject to her every whimsopg. 96looks bewildereddoes not understand what it is he has encountered“enchanted” – magicoAnna is creating it, and Vronsky is falling•with Kittyoattracted to him based on appearance, statusoadmires Anna for relationship with/power over Vronskyochange that happens within Kittywill take time to veer away from Vronsky
effort to become new person←- Anna and Karenin: Intimate•pg. 127 – “She was glad she had not gone out anywhere…”oKarenin does something mildly annoying:“I imagine one…”very official way to respond to a family memberoAnna smiles – sign of love←←Boredom←←- Vronsky•Tried to imitate others, no evolved idea in self•No personal experiences•No hobbies >> several failed attempts•Begins to search for meaning in everyday, prosaic love←- Levin•Constantly looking for meaning – Kitty•Thinks he needs romantic love, becomes bored•Starts neglecting his farm, moves to Moscow•Really bored in Moscowonot used to culture, politicsodoes not make sense to him (i.e. music, concert)•child bornothinks it will bring meaning
orepulsed by child – thinks of like alien•suicidal (book VIII, chapter IX) – “but Levin did not hang himself and did not shoot himself and went on living”←←Random Loose Ends←←- Levin/Kitty love – disagreement•Levin thinks it will be complete romantic love•Kitty more concerned about setting up a home, settling•All love eventually becomes prosaic love←- Hannah•name related to Anna•Anna adopts her because she is bored←- Book VII, Chapter XXVI•Anna spending 2 hours at dress maker•“every time Vronsky saw Anna she was someone new”•important to keep changing to sustain romantic love←←←Test Essay Question Examples←←- “Those joys were so small that they passed unnoticed, like gold in sand, and at bad moments she could see nothing but the pain, nothing but sand; but there were good