History Literature / AnnaKarenina

5th May '16 6:32:43 AM Kalvin
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** Subverted during the birth of Anna and Vronsky's baby. The two of them share a heartwarming moment of reconciliation with Karenin; he forgives them both, promises to the look after the baby... then Anna survives, to her own disappointment, and feels so inadequate in the face of Karenin's kindness that she leaves him, breaking his heart and their son's.

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** Subverted during the birth of Anna and Vronsky's baby. The two of them share a heartwarming moment of reconciliation with Karenin; he forgives them both, promises to the look after the baby... then Anna survives, to her own disappointment, and feels so inadequate in the face of Karenin's kindness that she leaves him, breaking his heart and their son's.
7th Feb '16 4:17:33 PM DrPsyche
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: When wondering what to do about Anna's affair, Karenin briefly wonders if he should challenge her lover to a duel. Though he dismisses the idea on the grounds that he'd lose and was afraid of death; he does realize how utterly futile it would have been if he'd won as he'd merely have killed a man he holds no real enmity over, and his marriage would be none the better.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: When wondering what to do about Anna's affair, Karenin briefly wonders if he should challenge her lover to a duel. Though he dismisses the idea on the grounds that he'd lose and was afraid of death; he does realize how utterly futile it would have been if he'd won as he'd merely have killed a man he holds no real enmity over, he'd never really know, and his marriage would be none the better.
7th Feb '16 4:16:48 PM DrPsyche
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: When wondering what to do about Anna's affair, Karenin briefly wonders if he should challenge her lover to a duel. Though he dismisses the idea on the grounds that he'd lose and was afraid of death; he does realize how utterly futile it would have been if he'd won as he'd merely have killed a man he holds no real enmity over, and his marriage would be none the better.
11th Jan '16 8:33:55 PM starwolf
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* RetroactiveRecognition: For the 2012 Joe Wright movie, Creator/DomhnallGleeson and Creator/AliciaVikander.
11th Jan '16 8:33:22 PM starwolf
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* RetroactiveRecognition: For the 2012 Joe Wright movie, Creator/DomhnallGleeson and Creator/AliciaVikander.
29th Nov '15 7:42:52 AM gallium
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This book is a Russian classic and tends to be considered a timeless love story, though it also contains touches of satire of contemporary Russian society. The novel has been adapted into many [[FilmOfTheBook versions]] for both theatrical film and TV, with actresses such as Creator/GretaGarbo (1927), Vivien Leigh (1948), Jacqueline Bisset (1985), Sophie Marceau (1997) and Creator/KeiraKnightley (2012) in the title role.

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This book is a Russian classic and tends to be considered a timeless love story, though it also contains touches of satire of contemporary Russian society. The novel has been adapted into many [[FilmOfTheBook versions]] for both theatrical film and TV, with actresses such as Creator/GretaGarbo (1927), (1927 and 1935), Vivien Leigh (1948), Jacqueline Bisset (1985), Sophie Marceau (1997) and Creator/KeiraKnightley (2012) in the title role.
29th Nov '15 7:36:15 AM gallium
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This book is a Russian classic and tends to be considered a timeless love story, though it also contains touches of satire of contemporary Russian society. The novel has been adapted into many [[FilmOfTheBook versions]] for both theatrical film and TV, with actresses such as Creator/GretaGarbo, Vivien Leigh, Jacqueline Bisset, Sophie Marceau and Creator/KeiraKnightley in the title role.

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This book is a Russian classic and tends to be considered a timeless love story, though it also contains touches of satire of contemporary Russian society. The novel has been adapted into many [[FilmOfTheBook versions]] for both theatrical film and TV, with actresses such as Creator/GretaGarbo, Creator/GretaGarbo (1927), Vivien Leigh, Leigh (1948), Jacqueline Bisset, Bisset (1985), Sophie Marceau (1997) and Creator/KeiraKnightley (2012) in the title role.



* MultipleEndings: MGM ordered two endings--Tolstoy's ending, in which Anna throws herself in front of the train, and a happy ending in which Anna survives and she and Vronsky are reunited after Karenin's death. Contrary to what the restored edition of the film says, the HappyEnding was not specifically for American audiences; exhibitors had a choice of which ending to show and in many areas the original ending was shown.



* RevisedEnding: MGM ordered two endings--Tolstoy's ending, in which Anna throws herself in front of the train, and a happy ending in which Anna survives and she and Vronsky are reunited after Karenin's death. Contrary to what the restored edition of the film says, the HappyEnding was not specifically for American audiences; exhibitors had a choice of which ending to show and in many areas the original ending was shown.
24th Nov '15 8:07:22 PM CarolC
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** The 2012 film alludes to this in the horse scene race where Anna worriedly cries out for "Alexei," referring to Vronsky, and its Karenin who steps up to comfort her.
11th Aug '15 10:22:40 PM SvartiKotturinn
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* DrivenToSuicide: Anna, when everything falls apart. Vronsky is also DrivenToSuicide earlier in the story but his attempt fails and he reconsiders. Levin struggles with suicidal urges near the end, due to not finding any true meaning in life.

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* DrivenToSuicide: Anna, [[spoiler:Anna]], when everything falls apart. Vronsky is also DrivenToSuicide earlier in the story but his attempt fails and he reconsiders. Levin struggles with suicidal urges near the end, due to not finding any true meaning in life.



* InHarmsWay: Vronsky, severely depressed, returns to his military roots in the quasi-epilogue and goes off to fight for Serbian independence as his coping mechanism for Anna's suicide.
* ItWasHisSled: Nabokov invoked this trope about Anna's suicide so his students wouldn't focus entirely on the plot.

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* InHarmsWay: Vronsky, severely depressed, returns to his military roots in the quasi-epilogue and goes off to fight for Serbian independence as his coping mechanism for Anna's suicide.
[[spoiler:Anna's suicide]].
* ItWasHisSled: Nabokov invoked this trope about Anna's suicide [[spoiler:Anna's suicide]] so his students wouldn't focus entirely on the plot.
11th Aug '15 10:19:58 PM SvartiKotturinn
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* AuthorFilibuster: Tolstoy loves this trope. In fact, the entire final section of this book, after [[ItWasHisSled Anna's]] [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame suicide]], which nobody seems to remember, is nothing except an anarcho-pacifist Christian moralist lecture.

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* AuthorFilibuster: Tolstoy loves this trope. In fact, the entire final section of this book, after [[ItWasHisSled [[spoiler:[[ItWasHisSled Anna's]] [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame suicide]], suicide]]]], which nobody seems to remember, is nothing except an anarcho-pacifist Christian moralist lecture.
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