Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

By Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina is the spouse of a Petersburg govt minister who abandons her empty lifestyles for a passionate courting with a tender officer, count number Vronsky. the unconventional additionally deals Tolstoy's so much entire self-portrait in Levin, and the ethical and spiritual obstacle he suffers.

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By sitting silently while her husband or son spoke on her behalf, Stowe was not simply conforming to the expectations of her audience, but also dramatizing her conformity and thereby transforming conformity into a source of power. Her silence in the side gallery confirmed that the words being read aloud were the words of a properly reticent woman. These words only gained in authority from her womanly refusal to speak them, just as Mrs. Bird舗s words become all the more resonant because she knows when to say nothing at all.

Caucasians are enterprising, commanding, and expansive in intellect; Ethiopians are trusting, responsive to beauty, and ready to serve. In the present era, Kinmont admits, the Caucasian virtues are ascendant. But while their logic and reason have built a civilization that reflects divine wisdom, Caucasians lack the emotional capacities to build a society that reflects divine mercy and beneficence. It is Ethiopians, he concludes, who will create the greatest civilization of all. In these lectures, we can find the origins of a character like George Harris, for the letter that he sends to his friends at the novel舗s end does little more than articulate the colonizationist position in explicitly racialist terms.

Nor does she say anything, a few minutes later, when a pair of fugitive slaves suddenly appears at the door and her husband is so moved by their plight that he is tempted to break the law in order to help them. 舠[Mrs. Bird] was a discreet woman,舡 the narrator tells us, 舠[and she] sat very quietly in her chair, and looked quite ready to hear her liege lord舗s intentions, when he should think proper to utter them舡 (p. 86). His intention, it turns out, is that the fugitives should be led to a safe hiding place.

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