Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

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Anna Karenina Part 5, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
After the betrothal, pink silk is laid in front of the lectern. Whoever steps first on the cloth is supposedly the head 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.
Levin and Kitty have a symbolically harmonious union: theirs is a marriage of equals, unlike the two other main marriage relationships that anchor the novel.
Themes
Marriage and Family Life  Theme Icon
Society and Class  Theme Icon
Compassion and Forgiveness Theme Icon