Anna Karenina Part 6, Chapter 32 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 6, Chapter 32 Summary

Before Vronsky left, Anna Karenina realized that their bitter parting scenes would push him away from her rather than attach him to her. She resolved to remain composed at this parting; however, his look was so cold that her “peace of mind was destroyed.”

Later, she concludes what she always does—that she has been humiliated. She grows bitter that he has every right to go away, to leave her, and she has none. Knowing that she is trapped, he should not go. Instead he looks at her coldly, and she believes it reflects the beginning of his indifference to her. The only option she can see to end the misery of her sleepless nights and her fears that he will stop loving her is divorce and...

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