Day 5

Anna Karenina Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What do Anna's attitudes about each of her children say about her?

    Possible points of discussion include (but are not limited to):

    • Anna is very attached to Seryozha (although she does not love his father) but she cannot bring herself to love Annie (whose father she is in love with).
    • Anna proclaims great love for Seryozha, but abandoned him for Vronsky nonetheless.
    • Anna must know that her behavior has a negative impact on Seryozha's well-being.
    • Anna implies that her greater love for Seryozha is due to Seryozha's age. She has known him longer and he has a more fully formed personality. One wonders if her feelings of attachment to Annie are similar to those she felt for...

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