After the party, Kitty is distressed about the situation with Levin, but concludes that she acted as she had to because she is still waiting for Vronsky’s proposal. Her parents get into an argument. The Prince favors Levin because he believes that Vronsky isn’t really in love with Kitty, and the Princess Shcherbatsky, who still favors Vronsky, begins to feel a bit troubled.
Even though Kitty is upset over the hurt she knows she has caused Levin, she believes that she and Vronsky are meant to be together and thus that she has done the right thing. The Prince, however, sees through Vronsky’s flirtations and believes that Levin is the man for Kitty.