As a result of the protagonist’s overbearing personality, the characters allow the urge for love to destroy them. In relation to Vronsky and Anna’s relationship every move they make is intensified, thus, causing a distance between the two. When the relationship becomes more intimate Vronsky is angry with Anna’s “fits of jealousy, which of late had been more and more frequent with her [and they] horrified him and however much he tried to disguise the fact, made him feel cold to her” (Tolstoy,...
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... and despair of many. Firstly, the characters strong and unswaying personalities make it difficult for them to fully indulge themselves in society leaving them ostracized. Also, the views of 18th century Russia allows for discrimination to occur for those who obtain unorthodox views. Lastly, all the pressures from society cause conflicts between characters which make it difficult for them to focus on their social standings. The misogyny within high society Russia casts strains on love, resulting in dismay and heartache, which is felt by all the characters. If society is unable to work past discrimination the world will undeniably be stagnant in terms of advancements in equal rights.
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