Parallel to her story we follow up on the destructive love between Anna and Vronsky and the love story between Levin and Kitty based on an unselfish love. Both novels have some touching points and, except for the main theme, the unhappy woman character that gets punished after finding happiness is one of them.
This book is for the old, who find themselves searching their life for truth or for meaning in the relationships of their lives. This book is about life, about living, about understanding; this book is about learning to love in spite of it all.
Reviews are the hardest to write when the is exceptional. As a reviewer, I was certainly reticent to write a review of Anna Karenina; after reading the book, so much still seems impossibly trapped inside. As anyone knows, these kinds of lessons never age or yellow with time.
Written in the s, Karenina retains universal appeal because of the strong messages woven within its large spine. This edition by Pevear and Volokhonsky is especially good because it renders Mr.
This translation is one that you could only get from a true Russsian, Volokhonskaya, working with an English-speaking person, Pevear; the result is an edition that honors both languages.
The story revolves around seven different people in s Russia. Although Anna Karenina lends time to superficial ideas, in the larger limelight, we see Anna Karenina is about the tragic love affair between Anna Karenina and Vronsky.
Alongside the plight of this love affair, is a story equally as strong, the story of a nobleman Konstantine Levin, who has been said to share some of the same beliefs as Tolstoy himself. Konstantine Levin questions the meaning of life, the honesty of hard labor, his own spiritual beliefs, or lack thereof.
Konstantine even contemplates suicide.
But true to the strength of a one of Mr. Anna Karenina is sometimes too sensational, too intricate, too overwhelming with long thought; its unmanageable because of its structure and hard-to-follow dialogue.
But stick with it for its human experience; read it for the new outlook on life it will give you, keep it near you for the life lessons it contains. Everything in the book happens the way it is supposed to happen. Each character reaches the appropriate end.
And the reader, too, reaches an end along with the book. A road that takes you to someplace better, a road that brings you closer to yourself. The pages of this novel simply melt away and can only be appreciated by readers who are willing to dig and grasp at the many facets of humanity Mr.
This translation is honest; every sentence is meticulously done and every effort is executed thoughtfully. As a result, Mr.
There are parts of the novel where Tolstoy has taken the liberty of sharing some of his often-cumbersome beliefs regarding his patriarchal world.
It is then that we see what he was trying to say. It is then that we understand the human inequities he was trying to untwist and untie for us. It seems strange to still be trying to figure out the story long after the book is put down because books while often memorable, seem to stay within their meaning inside the pages.Soon they have a love affair that will lead Anna Karenina to a tragic fate.
— Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Anna Karenina, the wife of a Russian imperial minister, creates a high-society scandal by an affair with Count Vronsky, a dashing cavalry officer in 19th-century St.
Petersburg. The Ending of Anna Karenina As we saw at the end of the novel Anna Karenina, Anna ends her tragic life by throwing herself onto the tracks underneath an oncoming train, while begging God for forgiveness during that time.
Anna Karenina is commonly thought to explore the themes of hypocrisy, jealousy, faith, fidelity, family, marriage, society, progress, carnal desire and passion, and the agrarian connection to land in contrast to the lifestyles of the city.
The ending shows us yet again that Anna Karenina is a novel of ideas, rather than merely a tragic love story. The final chapters recounting Levin’s thoughts and feelings as he discovers the meaning of life are more abstract than any other part of the novel, and some paragraphs read like a philosophy treatise.
Anna Karenina Author: Leo Tolstoy “Anna Karenina” is a novel with a contemporary thematic in which the main theme is Anna’s adultery because of which she get rejected from society and experiences a .
The thing about Anna Karenina is there are (at least) two plot lines here. And each corresponds to a different classic plot. And each corresponds to a different classic plot. So we're going to distinguish between Anna's story, a Tragedy, and Levin's story, a Quest.