Lev Tolstoi Ana Karenina
The theme of family life appears provocative in the introductory aphorism of the novel. Anna, a married woman, part of the aristocracy, is destroyed by her own love, and Tolstoy’s intention to make her unfortunate, but not guilty of her love, serves precisely this idea. “Anna Karenina” is a work with a double end: the tragic death of Anna on the one hand and the saponified family life of Levin and Kit on the other. The artist’s goal is not to solve the problem exhaustively, but to make people love life in all its countless performances, writes Tolstoy in 1865.