Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina Part 4, Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Levin is extremely happy. In a daze, he goes to a council meeting with Koznyshev, where everyone seems sweet in his eyes, because he is in such a thrilled mood. Sviyazhsky invites Levin over for tea, and Levin talks so much that he bores the company terribly; he even talks a servant’s ear off with his own happiness. Levin is so excited that he can’t sleep.
Once Levin has become engaged, the entire world seems wonderful to him; in contrast, at the end of the novel, Anna’s depression makes the entire world appear terrible to her. Levin becomes completely tone-deaf to how society perceives him because he’s so carried away by his emotions, which is something Karenin would never do.
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