Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

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Princess Katerina (Kitty) Alexandrovna Shcherbatsky Character Analysis

Kitty, Dolly’s younger sister, is a sensitive, excitable, somewhat high-strung young girl who begins the novel in love with Vronsky. After he rejects her in favor of the dazzling Anna, she spirals into a depression. But when she goes to the German spa, she has a realization: she must be true to herself. She marries Levin and settles into the model of a loving wife and caring mother. When Levin's brother Nikolai is sick, Kitty is able to maintain a level head and care expertly for him, even though Levin is thrown into so much emotional turmoil that he becomes paralyzed. Similarly, Kitty is calm and happy in her pregnancy and labor, since she understands what to do. Kitty and Levin are in sync with each other’s thoughts and feelings. Their marriage is an equal partnership. Kitty matures from a high-strung girl into a loving and honest wife and mother.

Princess Katerina (Kitty) Alexandrovna Shcherbatsky Quotes in Anna Karenina

The Anna Karenina quotes below are all either spoken by Princess Katerina (Kitty) Alexandrovna Shcherbatsky or refer to Princess Katerina (Kitty) Alexandrovna Shcherbatsky. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Viking edition of Anna Karenina published in 2000.
Part 1, Chapter 22 Quotes

Kitty had seen Anna every day, was in love with her, and had imagined her inevitably in lilac. But now, seeing her in black, she felt that she had never understood all her loveliness. Now she understood that Anna could not have been in lilac, that her loveliness consisted precisely in always standing out from what she wore, that what she wore was never seen on her. And the black dress with luxurious lace was not seen on her; it was just a frame, and only she was seen – simple, natural, graceful, and at the same time gay and animated.

Related Characters: Anna Arkadyevna Karenina, Princess Katerina (Kitty) Alexandrovna Shcherbatsky
Page Number: 79
Explanation and Analysis:

Anna is so full of inner "animation" that her clothes exist only as a backdrop to her own fire and passion. She is an object of desire not because of the clothes she wears, but because she exudes such a force of character that the clothes "frame" her. Kitty’s description of Anna also illustrates Tolstoy’s ability to slip in and out of the minds of various characters throughout the novel—a technique known as "free indirect discourse." In this depiction, the reader sees Anna as Kitty sees her, with all of Kitty’s particular opinions and biases. If Kitty were viewing Anna unfavorably, she might have chosen to criticize her outfit as seeming too alluring or too suggestive. Anna’s choice to wear a black, revealing dress, rather than an outfit in a more demure color, emphasizes that she wishes to be viewed as a sexually desirable woman. But because Kitty sees Anna with admiration, the reader admires her, too.

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Part 4, Chapter 13 Quotes

“Here,” he said, and wrote the initial letters: w, y, a, m: t, c, b, d, i, m, n, o, t? These letters meant: “When you answered me: ‘that cannot be,’ did it mean never or then?” ... She wrote, t, I, c, g, n, o, a ... And he wrote three letters. But she was reading after his hand, and before he finished writing, she finished it herself and wrote the answer: “Yes.”

Related Characters: Konstantin (Kostya) Dmitrich Levin (speaker), Princess Katerina (Kitty) Alexandrovna Shcherbatsky (speaker)
Related Symbols: Written Language, Foreign Language, and Communication
Page Number: 397-398
Explanation and Analysis:

Oblonsky’s dinner party is ostensibly an event that brings people together for a single, united purpose. However, Tolstoy uses the occasion to explore all the various subplots and conversations swirling under the surface of the event. At the same dinner party in which Karenin explodes to Dolly in a rage against Anna, revealing the passions that had been building unspoken inside of him, Levin and Kitty are developing their own relationship, revealing to both themselves and each other the bond that has grown between them. Throughout Anna Karenina, language is a weak tool for communication, and the deepest bonds are revealed when people can connect without words.

Levin’s proposal to Kitty is almost a parody of the extent to which words are superfluous when two people are deeply in love. Levin presents Kitty with an abbreviated code of initial letters, rather than full words, to express his hope that she can forgive him. The fact that they communicate in written code, rather than spoken word, also deepens the power of their unspoken communication. Not only do Levin and Kitty have a coded interaction happening on the page in front of them, they are physically very close to each other, so they are having an unspoken physical conversation that reinforces the unspoken written conversation.

Levin’s proposal and Kitty’s acceptance also have an air of superstition. The emotions are so fraught and fragile that bringing them out into the open air might make the whole situation doomed. Instead, Levin writes them in code, so that they can be unheard and therefore more profoundly understood for their true nature. Tolstoy translates the code between Levin and Kitty for the reader. The reader must experience their love through the secondhand, imperfect medium of words, and the reader can watch but not enter the bond between Levin and Kitty.

Part 5, Chapter 6 Quotes

Often and much as they had both heard about the belief that whoever is first to step on the rug will be the head in the family, neither Levin nor Kitty could recall it as they made those few steps. Nor did they hear the loud remarks and disputes that, in the observation of some, he had been the first, or, in the opinions of others, they had steps on it together.

Related Characters: Konstantin (Kostya) Dmitrich Levin , Princess Katerina (Kitty) Alexandrovna Shcherbatsky
Page Number: 457
Explanation and Analysis:

Even though Levin and Kitty did not immediately seem as though they were destined for matrimonial bliss, their relationship takes a happy trajectory over the course of the novel. If Dolly and Oblonsky’s marriage is unhappy yet remains content, and Anna and Karenin’s unhappy marriage falls apart, Kitty and Levin work through failed courtships and the unhappiness of separation to achieve, ultimately, a happy marriage.

Kitty and Levin’s marriage ceremony demonstrates the equality that they will have throughout their relationship. The first one who steps on the pink silk at the altar is supposedly the symbolic head of the household, yet neither one of them, nor anyone at the ceremony, can tell who stepped first. Like Adam and Even leaving Eden hand in hand at the end of Paradise Lost, Levin and Kitty enter into their marriage with the same (symbolic, but not necessarily social) power. No one has stepped on the rug first, so they both have equal footing in their partnership. The fact that different spectators have different opinions about what occurred during the marriage ceremony also foreshadows some of the squabbles that they will have in their relationship. Equality, however, does not always mean perpetual harmony. Levin will still get jealous and possessive of Kitty, and Kitty might grow restless at times in the country. Yet ultimately, Levin and Kitty have a solid, loving partnership.

Part 5, Chapter 20 Quotes

The sight of his brother and the proximity of death renewed in Levin’s soul that feeling of horror at the inscrutability and, with that, the nearness and inevitability of death, which had seized him on that autumn evening when his brother had come for a visit. The feeling was now stronger than before; he felt even less capable than before of understanding the meaning of death, and its inevitability appeared still more horrible to him; but now, thanks to his wife’s nearness, the feeling did not drive him to despair: in spite of death, he felt the necessity to live and to love. He felt that love saved him from despair and that under the threat of despair this love was becoming still stronger and purer.

Related Characters: Konstantin (Kostya) Dmitrich Levin , Princess Katerina (Kitty) Alexandrovna Shcherbatsky, Nikolai Dmitrich Levin
Related Symbols: Natural World
Page Number: 504
Explanation and Analysis:

Nikolai’s death in the novel is the culmination, on the one hand, of tragedy and grief. However, his passing is ultimately part of the natural cycle of life, and it paves the way for rejuvenation and happiness. Tolstoy pairs Nikolai’s death with Kitty’s discovery of her pregnancy to celebrate the cycle of life. Levin can tolerate his brother’s passing because he has found his larger place within the natural world. When he had only his brother to cling to as a family figure, Levin tied his own self-worth with his brother’s illness. However, because he now has Kitty’s love, and because he loves Kitty, Levin does not fall into an abyss of despair over his brother’s passing. Instead, Levin grieves for Nikolai in a mature, balanced fashion, discovering that his grief can be balanced in an equal and opposite way by his emotions towards Kitty. Nikolai’s death crystallizes Levin’s deep bond with Kitty. Kitty helped care for Nikolai on his deathbed, easing one person out of the world as a new life, unbeknownst to her, began to quicken in her womb.

Part 7, Chapter 14 Quotes

He knew and felt only that what was being accomplished was similar to what had been accomplished a year ago in a hotel in a provincial capital, on the deathbed of his brother Nikolai. But that had been grief and this was joy. But that grief and this joy were equally outside all ordinary circumstances of life, were like holes in this ordinary life, through which something higher showed. And just as painful, as tormenting in its coming, was what was now accomplished; and just as inconceivably, in contemplating this higher thing, the soul rose to such heights as it had never known before, where reason was no longer able to overtake it.

Related Characters: Konstantin (Kostya) Dmitrich Levin (speaker), Princess Katerina (Kitty) Alexandrovna Shcherbatsky, Nikolai Dmitrich Levin
Related Symbols: Natural World, Dreams and Spiritualism
Page Number: 713
Explanation and Analysis:

Levin sees both the death of Nikolai and the birth of his child as events that stand outside the scope of his normal life. At this point in the novel, Levin has proceeded throughout most of his daily activities without giving much thought to a higher power. However, in moments of extreme emotion, Levin embodies the cliché that "there are no atheists in foxholes." When he finds himself in the presence of birth or death, and feels powerless to make any change happen by his own physical means, Levin finds himself repeating a prayer over and over. He feels so deeply connected to Kitty that their bond transcends reason and logic and makes him aware of a force beyond the realm of ordinary existence.

Levin’s transformation from a staunch atheist into an avowed believer mirrors Tolstoy’s spiritual journey. When Tolstoy was a young man, he was a firm atheist, but by the end of his life, he had converted and become an extremely spiritual person. Levin’s deep connection with the natural world through his farm is paralleled by his growing connection to the supernatural world through faith.

Part 8, Chapter 19 Quotes

“I’ll get angry in the same way with the coachman Ivan, argue in the same way, speak my mind inappropriately, there will be the same wall between my soul’s holy of holies and other people, even my wife, I’ll accuse her in the same way of my own fear and then regret it, I’ll fail in the same way to understand with my reason why I pray, and yet I will pray – but my life now, my whole life, regardless of all that may happen to me, every minute of it, is not only meaningless, as it was before, but has the unquestionable meaning of the good which is in my power to put into it!”

Related Characters: Konstantin (Kostya) Dmitrich Levin (speaker), Princess Katerina (Kitty) Alexandrovna Shcherbatsky
Page Number: 817
Explanation and Analysis:

Levin’s statement at the end of the novel is an opposite but mirrored image of the conclusion that Anna draws about the world. Like Anna, who projects her self-centered despair onto everything else around her, Levin finds evidence to support his frame of mind in the world around him. But unlike Anna, who perceives everything around her as evidence that she will never be able to get outside of herself, Levin sees the world as evidence of the power and potential of the essential good inside him. Anna sees herself as ultimately destructive, but Levin sees himself as ultimately productive and redemptive.

Anna’s story and Levin’s story are intertwined throughout the novel as point and counterpoint. Anna’s trajectory is tragic, as the fatal flaw of her jealousy consumes her entire world and leads her to despair. Levin’s trajectory, in contrast, is comic (in the dramatic sense, not in the sense of "amusing"), as his story concludes with a happy marriage and a harmonic resolution. Levin, not Anna, has the book's closing lines, suggesting that Levin’s perspective is the one that the reader is suggested to leave the novel with. Tolstoy opens the novel with his own philosophy, but he lets Levin have the final word, suggesting that the character has—at least in some ways––caught up to the narrator.

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Princess Katerina (Kitty) Alexandrovna Shcherbatsky Character Timeline in Anna Karenina

The timeline below shows where the character Princess Katerina (Kitty) Alexandrovna Shcherbatsky appears in Anna Karenina. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 5
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...asks Oblonsky how the Shcherbatskys––Oblonsky’s in-laws––are doing. Oblonsky knows that Levin is in love with Kitty, Dolly’s younger sister. (full context)
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Oblonsky forms a plan: he tells Levin to go to the Zoological Gardens, where Kitty goes skating, and that he will pick Levin up for dinner from there. Levin rushes... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 6
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...returns to Moscow and realizes that he has been destined to fall in love with Kitty. (full context)
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Levin is convinced that he cannot possibly be worthy of Kitty, since he does not have a high-ranking position in society. However, after spending two months... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 8
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...the note, Levin resolves to see him, but before doing so, he goes to find Kitty. (full context)
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Levin goes to the Zoological Gardens, where, as expected, he finds Kitty skating. Kitty skates unsteadily towards him, and Levin finds himself blushing and stammering. Levin rents... (full context)
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...young skater doing a new jump, and he tries it himself, pulling it off successfully. Kitty, watching him, regrets to herself that she is not in love with him. Levin goes... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 10
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...would have been more comfortable with plain bread and cheese. Levin wants Oblonsky’s advice about Kitty, but doesn’t want to soil his relationship by talking about it with so many strangers... (full context)
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Oblonsky tells Levin that a rival suitor is courting Kitty: Count Vronsky, a rich, handsome charming military officer. Oblonsky advises Levin to propose to Kitty... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 12
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Kitty Shcherbatsky is eighteen years old and has just been formally introduced in Moscow society. Though... (full context)
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Princess Shcherbatsky knows that Kitty loves Vronsky and is worried that Vronsky is just flirting with Kitty. Kitty tells the... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 13
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...preparing for the party in which she knows she will likely receive a marriage proposal, Kitty is compared to a young man preparing for battle. Levin sits down with Kitty and... (full context)
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Princess Shcherbatsky enters the room, senses that Kitty has refused Levin’s proposal, and, relieved, begins to ask Levin about life in the country.... (full context)
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After the party, Kitty is distressed about the situation with Levin, but concludes that she acted as she had... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 16
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...where he became a brilliant officer. He is not aware that he has been leading Kitty on, since marriage doesn’t seem like a possibility to him. Since he has been having... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 17
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...and edgy. Oblonsky suggests that his moodiness might be because Levin had just proposed to Kitty, and Vronsky comments offhand that Kitty can do better. Meanwhile, the train arrives. (full context)
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...Dolly and insists that Oblonsky dine at home. There is potential for reconciliation. After dinner, Kitty arrives. Kitty as well as all the Oblonsky children are mesmerized by Anna, drawn by... (full context)
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Anna mentions that she met Vronsky at the train station, and Kitty blushes. Anna talks about Vronsky’s mother, and Anna says that she will call on her... (full context)
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Kitty arrives at the ball, beautifully dressed in pink and bedecked with roses and a black... (full context)
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...not respond to the bow, turning to the other officer and dancing with him instead. Kitty is puzzled. As Vronsky and Kitty prepare to waltz, Kitty looks lovingly at him, but... (full context)
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Kitty and Vronsky dance several waltzes together, and Kitty turns down five invitations for the final... (full context)
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When the final mazurka arrives, Kitty has no partner; at the last moment, she is saved from being a wallflower, but... (full context)
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...when his mother was alive, and marriage is the center of his plan; now that Kitty has refused him, however, he feels he must renounce all his hopes. Agafya, Levin’s old... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 28
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Anna tells Dolly that Kitty is jealous of Anna because of Vronsky’s attentions to Anna at the ball, but Anna... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 1
Kitty’s health, which has been declining all winter, worsens as spring approaches. The family calls in... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 2
Though Princess Shcherbatsky still believes that medicines might cure Kitty, the Prince blames his wife for trusting Vronsky in the first place. Dolly believes that... (full context)
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Kitty’s room is cheerful, pink, and filled with dolls. When Dolly asks about Kitty’s relationship with... (full context)
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Anna tells Vronsky that she has received word that Kitty is ill. She and Vronsky go to a private corner, where Anna rebukes him for... (full context)
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Levin is still dejected and embarrassed over Kitty’s rejection of him, but he continues to keep up his work on the farm. He... (full context)
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...Levin tells Oblonsky about his book on farming and deliberately tries not to ask about Kitty directly. Oblonsky essentially admits to continued cheating on his wife, comparing his actions to desiring... (full context)
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...shooting, and Levin finally works up the courage to ask Oblonsky directly whether or not Kitty is married. Oblonsky replies that she is not married and that she is ill. (full context)
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Levin begins to ask Oblonsky for details about Kitty’s situation but then cuts him off, saying he has no right to know. He changes... (full context)
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...is even more out of sorts: he has become extremely agitated by the news that Kitty is not married. (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 30
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Meanwhile, Kitty and her mother are at a spa town in Germany. The social hierarchy among the... (full context)
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Another Russian couple arrives at the spa, and although Kitty likes them from afar, she is repulsed when she discovers who they are: Nikolai, Levin’s... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 31
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Kitty asks her mother if she can be friends with Varenka, who is Madame Stahl’s companion... (full context)
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...Varenka is beloved by everybody for her good manners and fine upbringing, and she charms Kitty and the Princess, Kitty’s mother. (full context)
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One day, Varenka is singing as Kitty accompanies her, and she hesitates before singing a particular song; she later reveals that that... (full context)
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Madame Stahl gives Kitty religious instruction. Despite Madame Stahl’s compassion, Kitty doubts whether or not she is fully sincere... (full context)
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Under Varenka’s patronage, Kitty befriends an ill painter named Petrov. At first, Petrov’s family adores Kitty, but eventually, Petrov’s... (full context)
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The Prince, Kitty’s father, comes to visit Kitty and the Princess at the spa town. Unlike Kitty’s mother,... (full context)
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Kitty’s father first meets Varenka and likes her. He then meets Petrov and his wife. Petrov... (full context)
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...However, because he revealed the sinister side of Petrov’s family as well as Madame Stahl, Kitty feels as though her new, happy life has been infected. The Petrovs are packing to... (full context)
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Kitty has a fit, claiming that she is a bad person and that she can only... (full context)
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...see him. The children all like and trust Levin. After dinner, Dolly tells Levin that Kitty is coming to spend the summer; although they then talk about cows, it is clear... (full context)
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Dolly broaches the subject of Kitty, and Levin’s hope begins to re-emerge. Dolly thinks that Kitty’s refusal of Levin’s proposal at... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 12
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...peasant girl is the best way to join this lifestyle. As he muses, he sees Kitty go by in a passing carriage, and his love for her returns. No matter how... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 24
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Levin is also uncomfortable because Kitty is just twenty miles away, and he wants to see her but cannot. He refuses... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 30
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...abroad soon. He sits down to work on his book, but finds himself thinking of Kitty. Agafya tells Levin that he should be married, which frustrates Levin. A guest arrives. (full context)
Part 4, Chapter 7
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...goes to the market to shop for the dinner party. Along with Karenin, Levin and Kitty will be coming to dinner; Koznyshev will be there as well, and Oblonsky looks forward... (full context)
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...and puts people at ease. When Levin arrives, all he can concentrate on is seeing Kitty again, whom he hasn’t talked to since the failed proposal, and they are both very... (full context)
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Meanwhile, Kitty and Levin have their own conversation, though the general one should have interested them. Levin... (full context)
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After the men talk, Levin goes to the drawing room, where he knows Kitty is, and they communicate in a nearly wordless fashion. Levin writes the initial letters of... (full context)
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At dawn, Levin walks to Kitty’s house, feeling wonderful. He and Kitty kiss. Upon hearing the news, Prince Shcherbatsky and Princess... (full context)
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Levin has decided that even though it’s painful for him, he must tell Kitty that he is not a virgin and that he is not a believer. He discusses... (full context)
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On the day of his wedding, Levin is not allowed to see Kitty, so he dines with three bachelor friends. The men tease Levin about his loss of... (full context)
Part 5, Chapter 3
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...beautiful. The bride and groom are expected at any moment, but they do not enter. Kitty has been ready for a long while, but Levin paces back and forth. As it... (full context)
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Everyone says that Kitty looks far less pretty than usual at the altar, but Levin thinks she looks beautiful.... (full context)
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The women gossip about the ceremony; they agree that Kitty does not look well, but that Levin does not deserve her. Dolly recalls other beautiful... (full context)
Part 5, Chapter 6
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...of the family, but no one can tell who stepped on it first. Levin and Kitty are joyous through the prayers. After the wedding supper, the couple leaves for the country. (full context)
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...the way he’d imagined it, which was as nothing but the enjoyment of love. But Kitty, like Levin, needs to work, and she hurls herself into domestic tasks. He and his... (full context)
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Kitty thinks that Levin is jealous of a prince who flirted with her in Moscow. She... (full context)
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At tea, Kitty reads a letter from Dolly. Levin has a letter from Marya, Nikolai’s on-again mistress, saying... (full context)
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...are staying is pretentious yet dirty and dingy. Marya is embarrassed by the sight of Kitty. Levin goes in to see him first alone. Nikolai looks terrible: the room is disgusting,... (full context)
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Levin can’t bear to be with Nikolai, but he can’t bear to not be there. Kitty, on the other hand, takes an extremely practical approach: she cleans the sick room, sends... (full context)
Part 5, Chapter 19
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Although Levin thinks he is more intelligent than Kitty or Agafya, he realizes that they have a deep wisdom about death that he will... (full context)
Part 5, Chapter 20
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...does not last long; indeed, Nikolai confesses that the apparent recovery was a ruse for Kitty’s sake. That evening, Marya tells them that Nikolai is dying, and Levin and Kitty rush... (full context)
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Ten days after Levin and Kitty have rushed over, Kitty become sick and vomits. That night, she visits Nikolai. Marya predicts... (full context)
Part 6, Chapter 1
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...to lack of money and attention, Dolly and the children are spending the summer with Kitty and Levin. Kitty is pregnant. Kitty and Dolly’s mother, as well as Kitty’s friend Varenka,... (full context)
Part 6, Chapter 2
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The women are making jam, and they chat about their marriage proposals. Dolly says that Kitty was lucky that Vronsky met Anna, while this event was unfortunate for Anna; Kitty, however,... (full context)
Part 6, Chapter 3
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Kitty asks Levin what he thinks about the possibility of Koznyshev and Varenka as a match.... (full context)
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...that Koznyshev puts society above himself, Levin wouldn’t change places with his half-brother. He and Kitty pull daisy petals to count off whether or not Koznyshev will propose, but since they... (full context)
Part 6, Chapter 5
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...that he should not betray his old love, the girl who died. When they return, Kitty can tell immediately by Varenka’s calm manner that they are not engaged, and she says... (full context)
Part 6, Chapter 6
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During the children’s tea, the adults talk. Oblonsky is expected on the train, and Kitty’s father might be coming as well, though likely not. Kitty’s mother is sad that she... (full context)
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...however, but with a handsome young man named Veslovsky. Levin is jealous and unhappy that Kitty is smiling and seeming to enjoy the handsome stranger’s company. (full context)
Part 6, Chapter 7
...and that she and Vronsky are just fifty miles away. Levin interprets every innocuous move Kitty makes as being a sign of her love for Veslovsky. Later that night, in their... (full context)
Part 6, Chapter 8
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...excellent gun of a seasoned hunter. Levin, late to leave because he keeps talking to Kitty, is very excited and eager for the shooting, and now he enjoys Veslovsky’s company, as... (full context)
Part 6, Chapter 13
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...pleased with his success; his pleasure is underscored when he discovers that a note from Kitty awaits. Levin remains cheerful even though Veslovsky has overstrained the horses and eaten all the... (full context)
Part 6, Chapter 14
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The next morning, Levin shows Veslovsky around the estate, after which Veslovsky speaks to Kitty in the drawing room, which irks Levin. The Princess, Kitty’s mother, tries to discuss the... (full context)
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Veslovsky discusses Anna’s situation with Kitty, which makes Kitty feel very unpleasant, because she can’t help but feel guilty, and she... (full context)
Part 6, Chapter 15
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...for some misdemeanor. Dolly says that everyone has noticed that Veslovsky has been flirting with Kitty. Levin tells Veslovsky that a carriage is waiting and that he must leave. Veslovsky asks... (full context)
Part 6, Chapter 18
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...room, it’s extremely beautiful. Dolly says that she’s been quite happy staying with Levin and Kitty. (full context)
Part 6, Chapter 23
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...the time has finally arrived, Anna can find nothing to say. Finally, Anna asks about Kitty. Kitty has forgiven Anna, Dolly says, but she hasn’t forgotten. (full context)
Part 6, Chapter 26
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In September, Levin moves to Moscow for Kitty’s confinement before she has her baby; he is bored and uncomfortable in the city. When... (full context)
Part 7, Chapter 1
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Although Kitty’s baby is long overdue, Kitty is calm and happy, already in love with the child.... (full context)
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One evening, Kitty meets Vronsky again; though she blushes at first, she comports herself well. Although Levin is... (full context)
Part 7, Chapter 2
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Kitty tells Levin to call on friends, though Levin still dislikes making social calls. She also... (full context)
Part 7, Chapter 4
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Levin goes to visit Prince Lvov, who is married to Kitty’s sister, Natalie. The families are good friends. Levin likes their children as well. Natalie comes... (full context)
Part 7, Chapter 5
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...reaches its apex by uniting its forms. Levin sees a friend, whom, he remembers guiltily, Kitty had wanted him to visit. (full context)
Part 7, Chapter 6
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Levin calls on Kitty’s friend for as brief a time as possible and then goes to meet Natalie at... (full context)
Part 7, Chapter 8
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Kitty’s father asks Levin how he likes the idle life at the club. He points out... (full context)
Part 7, Chapter 10
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...is thinking and feeling. When he regretfully takes his leave, Anna tells Levin to send Kitty her love. Levin blushes. (full context)
Part 7, Chapter 11
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On the way home, Levin obsessively thinks about Anna. He tells Kitty that he has reconciled with Vronsky, and admits, blushing, that he has seen Anna; she... (full context)
Part 7, Chapter 13
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At five in the morning, Levin awakens to find Kitty walking around; she says she is fine, but two hours later, she asks for the... (full context)
Part 7, Chapter 15
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As Kitty’s labor continues, Levin grows more and more frantic; after her final, loudest shrieks, all he... (full context)
Part 7, Chapter 28
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Kitty is also visiting, but Dolly comes out alone to receive Anna. Anna asks to read... (full context)
Part 7, Chapter 29
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On the way home, Anna convinces herself that Kitty despises her. A man in the street tips his hat to her before realizing he’s... (full context)
Part 8, Chapter 6
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Kitty greets Koznyshev and Katavasov when they arrive at Levin’s house. She is sitting with her... (full context)
Part 8, Chapter 7
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Kitty hears the guests laughing and is somewhat vexed that Levin isn’t there. Levin has been... (full context)
Part 8, Chapter 8
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...is afraid of his ignorance of death. Though marriage at first muffled these thoughts, after Kitty gave birth and while he was living in Moscow with nothing to do, he has... (full context)
Part 8, Chapter 14
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...at the coachman. When he returns to the house, he sees Koznyshev, Katavasov, and Dolly; Kitty has taken Mitya, the baby, to the forest because of the heat in the house,... (full context)
Part 8, Chapter 17
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...the rain starts as soon as they step on the porch. Levin asks Agafya where Kitty and Mitya are; Agafya says that they’re still in the woods. As Levin runs to... (full context)
Part 8, Chapter 18
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...doesn’t really care, since he’s so transported by joy and reassurance. He goes to visit Kitty and Mitya in the nursery, and Kitty shows Levin that Mitya recognizes his parents. As... (full context)
Part 8, Chapter 19
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...variables; rather, he has to just trust that God takes care of everyone. He hears Kitty and is about to tell her about his epiphany but decides that it’s his own... (full context)