Reading “Anna Karenina” Part 3: (Pg. 199-300)
For me, some of the best parts of this section involved Levin and his struggles to find satisfaction in his career and his personal life. I love that he goes to work out in the fields to escape his overly-intellectual brother and that try as he might, he cannot let go of his feelings for Kitty. Levin’s struggle between his injured pride and his undiminished love is painfully honest and makes him one of the most sympathetic characters. I love this moment, when he sees Kitty for the first time after his failed proposal :
“There were no other eyes in the world like those. There was no other being in the world capable of concentrating for him all the light and meaning of life.” Pg. 277
I am just a sucker for that kind of stuff.
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