Anna and Vronsky’s daughter, Annie, remains a baby; Tolstoy never shows events from Annie’s perspective. Anna loves her son Seryozha more than her daughter: whereas she feels real passion for her son, Anna does not have the same emotional connection with her daughter and is out of touch with her needs and desires. Though Anna lavishes Annie with every material comfort, she does not give her true love.
Annie Character Timeline in Anna Karenina
The timeline below shows where the character Annie appears in Anna Karenina. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 5, Chapter 8
Part 5, Chapter 9
...muses that Mikhailov could do a portrait of Anna, but Anna wants him to paint Annie, her daughter. Though Golenishchev scorns Mikhailov for being impoverished, Anna and Vronsky are intrigued by... (full context)
Part 5, Chapter 31
...anticipated the strong effect that seeing Seryozha would have on her. Her love for her daughter is weak in comparison. She knows that she and her son are bound together physically... (full context)
Part 6, Chapter 19
...is, and Dolly feels ashamed of her patched clothes. Anna takes Dolly to see baby Annie in the luxurious nursery, which makes Dolly uncomfortable, because even though the child is surrounded... (full context)
Part 6, Chapter 31
Part 6, Chapter 32
...getting a divorce and marrying Vronsky. Vronsky doesn’t return as anticipated after six days, and Annie falls ill, but Anna finds that she cannot pretend to love her daughter. That night,... (full context)
Part 7, Chapter 27
Part 8, Chapter 4
...the station, and came back looking like a dead man. Karenin took custody of the daughter. Vronsky’s mother thinks that Anna is a terrible, irreligious woman and that Anna is entirely... (full context)