Summary Of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

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Leo Tolstoy is Great Russian writer; he is revered and widely known throughout the world as the greatest educator, writer and religious thinker. Tolstoy was born on September 9, 1828, in the province of Tula in Russia. He belonged to a noble family where the mother was a nee Princess Volkonskaia and father was a count. However, his parents died when Leo was a child so he was raised by his aunt which gave him a good home education. His most famous works are “Peace and War”, “Anna Karenina”, “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” and etc. While Leo was writing his masterpieces, in that time formed also his philosophical view on life, which was later named "Tolstoyanism".Tolstoy believed that getting rid of the violence, which keeps the modern
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He tries to discover and highlight all these questions in this novel.
The main problem of the novel develops on the example of several couples: Anna and Karenin, Dolly and Stiva, Kitty and Levin. In all cases, the author does not find an answer to his concerns: how a person lives in the family and in society and is it possible to confine the scope of the family? What is the secret of human happiness?
Dolly fully devoted herself to the family and children but did not find happiness, because of her husband - Stepan Oblonsky constantly cheating on her, and did not see anything wrong in his actions. For him, there is nothing unusual about the affairs, and although he loves Dolly, and his children, he does not realise that happiness and normal family relations cannot be built on lies. Dolly decided to keep the family together and forgive her cheating husband so the deception continues. The author emphasises that no matter whether Steva continues to be unfaithful, the main thing is broken inner spiritual unity between two people and everyone lives by itself. In their marriage, they are guided not by dictation of their hearts and not by the principles of the Cristian morality, but by secular laws which themselves contrary to the natural
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