What is the difference between the novel as a text and the 1997 film of Anna Karenina?
Most prominently, the characters in the novel are portrayed in a much more sympathetic fashion. Anna, who is in a dry marriage, goes to visit her brother Stiva. While there, she is courted by a slick Casanova-type named Count Vronsky. Their love affair is primarily characterized by its conflict with societal mores and rules. Anna is portrayed as imperfect but empathetic, vulnerable yet defiant. She is a complex figure who slowly becomes paranoid and possessive about Vronsky.
However, in the film, the characters are conceived...
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