Anna Karenina Part 5, Chapter 19 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 5, Chapter 19 Summary

Levin is like every other man of intellect, men who can talk about death and its eternal consequences but do not know how to act when faced with it. Kitty, though less intellectually developed, understands death and its significance; she knows what sort of thing life is and what death is and would not have even understood the questions Levin has about the end of life. She and millions of others like her look at death, are not frightened of it, and know without hesitation how to deal with the dying. If Levin had been here alone with his dying brother, he would have looked at him with terror and with even greater terror waited, not knowing what else to do.

Even more, Levin does not know what to say, how to look, or how to...

(The entire section is 540 words.)