Part 3, Chapter 24 Summary
Levin is revolted by how he has been managing his land and has lost all attraction to it. Despite the magnificent harvest, he does not remember ever having so many hindrances and disagreements; a night spent under the stars has enlightened him as to the cause of his problems. Watching the peasants’ delight and joy has made Levin envious, and he now understands that the way he has been farming will never be anything but a “stubborn struggle” between him and his laborers in which he will always be the only victor. The result is that neither side is content, and the peasants would only enjoy their work if it were done for themselves.
The landowner must fight for every cent of his profit so he can pay the laborers,...
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