Day 8

Anna Karenina Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How is Koznyshev's book received and what effect does this have on Koznyshev?

    Koznyshev's book is largely ignored and at least one critic reviewed it negatively. To Koznyshev, six years of work have amounted to almost nothing, making him somewhat paranoid and gloomy (but not suicidal like Anna, Vronsky, and to a lesser extent, his brother Levin). The failure of Koznyshev's book may have contributed to the fervor with which he devotes to his support of the war effort.

  2. 2

    Why does Vronsky join the Servian war effort?

    Students may point out that we never really get to see Vronsky's thoughts in the aftermath of Anna's suicide. We have to speculate on Vronsky's...

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