quinta-feira, 26 de novembro de 2009

Book Review - Anna Karenina

Book Review Anna Karenina
The story was written by León Tolstoy and is a classical book of universal literature. Russian in the ninetieth century is stage for dramatic story about the love between Anna Karenina and Vronski. The drama is a critical about that time. For this there is a contrast between two couples: Anna Karenina and her lover and the Princess Kitty Tchierbatskaia and Liêvin.
In the start, the character was introduced and their first conflicts: Liêvin loves Kitty but the young princess is enchanted with earl Vronski, a military man, who has a solitary optional life. Kitty has hope to married with him. For this reason, she refuses Liêvin. He lives in a small village.

In the train station, the earl knows Anna Karenina who goes to Moscow to help her brother. In other words her brother had familiar problems and she travels near her family to calm him. Vronski falls in love with her, in she turn fells the same thing. However she is married and has a little child. After this moment, there is a high society ball. During this ball Anna and Vronski grow up the relationship. Kitty can see the attraction between them, due to she stays very sad. A day after the ball, Karenina returns to San Petersburg and Vronski follows her, from now on they are lovers and live with the secret love. However the high society begins to suspect the couple. While in Moscow, Kitty stays sick because her desolate love. Her family calls doctors who leave her to a thermal hospital.
In the continuous, Anna Karenina stays pregnant and she fells that her marriage is insupportable. So, she tells the truth to her husband (Alieksiei Aleiksandrovitch or Karênin) that prefers to continue the marriage in social conventions. They three (Anna Karenina, Karênin and Vronski) lives a tragic situation, till be born her daughter, then she runs away with her lover to Italy leaving her husband and her son. On the other hand, Kitty not only recovers her health but also changes her personality; consequently she gets married with Liêvin.

Anna and Vronski return to Russian and live a dramatic unhappy life, because the divorce and adultery are polemic themes in that time. The final is tragic, as a result of the Anna’s suicide in a train station.
The book not only is a critic about the Russian’s society but also is a rich document about the cultures and this time’s hobbies.

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