Anna repents of her transgression on her deathbed, and her husband forgives her. However, after Anna miraculously recovers, things go back to the way they were. Was Anna genuinely repentant? Did her husband genuinely forgive her?
Some students may see Anna's repentance and Karenin's forgiveness as insincere, and merely gestures made because they were convenient under the circumstances (the assumption that Anna would die). Such students will argue that, when Anna's is no longer dying, the characters' "true" motivation surfaces.
Other students may see he repentance and forgiveness as genuine, since they were made under circumstances that were genuinely emotionally...
Join Now to View Premium Content
GradeSaver provides access to 849 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 6403 literature essays, 1757 sample college application essays, 259 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.