Anna Karenina Part 7, Chapter 30 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 7, Chapter 30 Summary

In the carriage on the way to the railway station, Anna Karenina’s thoughts are again tangled, and she struggles to remember her last coherent thought—Yashvin’s philosophy that the “struggle for existence and hatred” is the only thing which holds men together. Everything she sees reminds her of her despair and the futility of life. Now she wonders what Vronsky first saw in her; she decides it was not love as much as the satisfaction of winning her. She remembers how he used to look at her; though there was some love, there was mostly the pride of success. He boasted of his conquest but there is no longer anything of which he can be proud.

In fact, there is now much to be ashamed of; he has taken from her...

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