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  • Anna Karenina

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    and most importantly, emotion can alter one’s perception of a person. Perception can also be influenced by how someone wants to appear and in fact, everyone consciously acts to present a certain image. This is especially true and perhaps mocked in Anna Karenina, where appearance and reality are related much like the sides of a die –– each side is independent of the others, and yet without each side the reality of the die is not complete. As multi-faced characters, Kitty and Levin present an interesting

  • Anna Karenina

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    clearly in the Leo Tolstoy’s novel, Anna Karenina. Infidelity is most evident in the marriage of Anna Karenina and Alexei Karenin and the marriage of Stephen Oblonsky (Stiva) and Darya Oblonskaya (Dolly). The two relationships undergo similar hardships since they both involve a partner that commits adultery. Anna is unfaithful to her husband Alexei, and Stiva is unfaithful to his wife Dolly. Despite the similarity of events, society reacts differently toward Anna committing adultery and Stiva committing

  • Anna Christie

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    Anna Christie and Mat Burke: two individuals who emigrated from Europe as children to become a couple. Mat Burke, a seaman, unsure of his own self worth, falls in love with the daughter of a Swedish coal barge captain. The daughter of Chris Christophson reveals that she was not a nurse, but a prostitute, who left Minnesota in hopes of recuperating from a recent brothel raid. She expects little from him, but finds that her father is repentant and wanting to make amends for the years he abandoned her

  • Anna Christie

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    home located near the Thames River in New London, CT. Due to James O’Neill’s touring career in theatre, Eugene was sent away to attend Cath... ... middle of paper ... ...ons between the characters led the conflict of the play. Critics of the play Anna Christie question the claim that Eugene O’Neill wrote only one comedic play which was Ah, Wilderness!. They describe the play as melodramatic, “a bittersweet comedy” or as an “inchoate tragedy” which has taken on a “finely balanced approach” to comedy

  • Anna Karenina

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    In Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy presents marriage in a realistic sense, marriage is not an easy institution; couples must work through the rough patches in order for it to be strong; he also presents passion as a force that can have a positive influence, but simultaneously presents passion as a factor that can have a corrupting power on a person’s life. These two couples, Levin and Kitty and Vronsky and Anna, are compared throughout the course of the novel. Levin and Kitty differ from Anna and Vronsky

  • The Ending of Anna Karenina

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    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. The way Anna's life ended symbolized the rise and fall of her life put together into one incident that took place on the subway. Anna, who at one point was a very prominent woman in the Russian Society, now lived a sad and dreadful life of misery. By reading at the end, it became

  • Foreshadowing in Anna Karenina

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    Foreshadowing in Anna Karenina Throughout life there are situations which arise that seem to have been hinted earlier. You might not have noticed the hint when it first appeared, but suddenly at one point it finally dawns on you. The same goes for the literary aspect of foreshadowing. The novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy has many instances where the situations are similar to the one described above. The following paragraphs will present the foreshadowing that is included in this novel

  • Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

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    Tolstoy's Anna Karenina By examining the character list, one immediately notices the value Tolstoy places on character. With one hundred and forty named characters and several other unnamed characters, Tolstoy places his central focus in Anna Karenina on the characters. He uses their actions and behavior to develop the plot and exemplify the major themes of the novel. In contrast to Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Tolstoy wishes to examine life as it really is. Both novels have relationships

  • Anna Karenina Themes

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    Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is a novel established on the themes of love and marriage in a nineteenth century aristocratic Russian society where both major and minor characters play an important role in surfacing the main motifs that Tolstoy wishes to expose in the book. Fulfilment and satisfaction from love and life is one of the chief themes of the book that Tolstoy represented through his characters Anna Karenina and Konstantin Dmitrich Levin. Throughout the book both Anna and Levin experience

  • Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

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    Tolstoy's Anna Karenina The world of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is a world ruled by chance. From the very opening chapters, where a watchman is accidentally run over by a train at Moscow's Petersburg station, to the final, climactic scenes of arbitrary destruction when Levin searches for Kitty in a forest beset by lightning, characters are brought together and forced into action against their will by coincidence and, sometimes, misfortune. That Anna and Vronsky ever meet and begin the fateful affair