Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina Part 5, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Everyone says that Kitty looks far less pretty than usual at the altar, but Levin thinks she looks beautiful. Levin's lateness is forgiven by all when he explains the shirt story. The wedding is lovely. Levin and Kitty are so carried away in their happiness that they occasionally are mistaken in what they have to do, but the ceremony is beautiful. Kitty and Levin have nothing but joyous expectation for their new life together.
Levin and Kitty don’t have the most beautiful wedding in the conventions of society—there are a few hiccups in the ceremony—but their love is so sincere that they don’t even notice the flaws. Kitty looks more homely than usual in the eyes of the society ladies, but this is perhaps because her beauty has been unconsciously toned down to match Levin’s homespun, country appearance..
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