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Schramm 1 Kristen Schramm DISC 1313 MWF 9 9 50 Professor Arbery February 17 2014 The Implications of Love When one thinks about romantic love more times than not passion and impulse come to mind but what kind of value does this type of relationship have in society as whole Anna Karenina written by the great Leo Tolstoy is a perfect demonstration of the implications of romantic love In the novel Tolstoy shows how a relationship can shape the world around the couple using a complex web of relationships both a negative and positive effect are shown Constantine Dmitrich Levin and Kitty Shcherbatsky are a couple that demonstrate the positive effects that romantic love can have on not only themselves but the world around them as well Through a healthy balance of logical reasoning and impulsive passion Kitty and Levin seem to become the only couple in Anna Karenina to achieve romantic love as well as a positive response from other aspects of their life Although there are many aspects of Kitty and Levins life that their relationship affected family relationships and obligations and religious beliefs are two areas that serve to become a large factor in the forming of their relationship Constantine Dmitrich Levin is an educated man of high standing in Russian society but he does not match the typical description of his position He holds certain ideals about how he wants to live his life and they become the driving force behind everything that he does Levin decides to reject the norms of those around him by making his living running a farm in the city Schramm 2 farming was seen a job for the poor Levin had grown up in Moscow but had moved out to the country to family land that he had inherited When Levin says What vexed him was the repetition of this eternal sloveliness of farmwork which he had fought against with all his strength for so many years p 154 it shows that he tried to become what everyone wanted him to be but he could never had been truly happy in that life His



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