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oThis is an example of Karenin experiencing Christian love (how does Karenin’sChristian love develop? How does society perceive him? – brutal force is not a bigpart of this.)oDeal with the gold in sand theme: key moments are in the background. Examples:Dolly is the hero of the novel (her story is background whereas Anna’s story isforeground).oChekhovian idea that all you could hear was cutlery on the table but lives were beingsmashed; subtle, little signals.Aside:
Brutal force (sum total of all your personal habits). Elemental force = difficult for you tobreak your habits (ie. chewing your fingernails) because it is something you don’tparticularly pay attention to it. Levin’s workers don’t pay attention 100% of the timewhen theyElemental force: bailiff says that nothing bad is happening, things just aren’t necessarilyworking but there is no negativity stemming from this; it is simply ineffective.Agricultural reforms are not working because they’re going against the practices andhabits of people on the farm. Levin is working against the elemental force (how thingsusually work) but he’s not experiencing a negative reaction from the elemental force.Brutal force: negative reaction from society, works against the elemental force, society islaughing at him. Karenin is experiencing a negative reaction. Brutal force is when theresult is acting negatively against the change.Theory vs. practice: worrying about ideas and abstractions as opposed to doing whatneeds to be done incontestably. Practice and doing things vs. just thinking about it. Actionis what gives life meaning. Kitty serves as Levin’s spiritual guide (Nikolai dying) – Kittyis aware of what the dying man needs, she is putting the pillow under his head, yet Levinis totally obsessed with his abstract ideas of life and death versus actually acting to servea purpose and do what needs to be done.Sergei has a semi-romantic worldview (his proposal to Varenka didn’t work out so ‘itwasn’t meant to be); exchanging intellectually articulate language for the purpose ofdoing so as opposed to actually learning and understanding.Anna has been spiritually corrupted at this point; all she has is her beauty at this point(when Levin sees her and is enchanted by her). She purposely attracts Levin who ismarried to Kitty – spiritual corruption.5.Narrator speaks Anna’s thoughts as she thinks of Karenin during the horse races. She is in theseats and Karenin arrives and he is making his way through the seats. Free indirect discourse:the point of view we are getting is Anna’s, even though the narrator is speaking.oNarrator is giving us a character’s point of view.oSelf-deception: she insists that he is an unfeeling machine to the point that her entirefield of view shifts to his flaws as opposed to viewing him objectively. She createsher own reality, manipulates her perspective on reality, self-deception, looking as an

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Term
Spring
Professor
IlyaKutik
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Meaning of life, Anna reinterprets

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