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Anna Karenina Part 7, Chapter 30

By Leo Tolstoy

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Part 7, Chapter 30

  • On her way to the station, Anna projects her own situation and feelings onto all the interactions she witnesses—she believes there is no hope for anyone.
  • Anna reflects on the arc of her relationship to Vronsky, and decides that the zest is gone. He no longer looks at her in hopeful admiration. Anna believes he will be happy to see her leave.
  • Anna perceives her love as growing increasingly stronger, while Vronsky's love is gradually disappearing.
  • Anna believes that Vronsky's love, tenderness, and faithfulness all come out of a sense of duty, which she finds to be unacceptable.
  • Anna tries to imagine a situation in which she would be happy. She can't.
  • They reach the station and the coachman asks if he should procure a ticket. Anna hands him her purse.
  • Anna goes and sits in the first-class lounge. She watches all the people scurrying back and forth and finds them all repulsive.

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