Anna Karenina

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    Movies and film have a way of transporting viewers through time and place to experience for themselves what it would have been like to have lived under the political, cultural, and social conditions portrayed in the film being viewed. Through the personal experiences of the characters in The Joy Luck Club and Anna Karenina, the audience is deeply alerted to the role of women and the issue of gender inequality that were customary for the time and place that each of these films examined. Different societies have different perceptions, just as different groups within those same societies may also have varying viewpoints. However, both The Joy Luck Club and Anna Karenina echo the underlying sentiment that women are not on equal footing in these two male dominated societies. Consequently, the women of The Joy Luck Club and Anna Karenina herself, are pioneers that pave the way for future generations of women to live a life of their choosing. Since The Joy Luck Club takes place in 1980’s San Francisco, the lives of the mothers are witnessed through numerous flashbacks. These flashbacks represent traditional Chinese…

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    However, one novel in particular that sparked world literature fame was Anna Karenina (1877). Anna Karenina was and still is a masterpiece because it incorporates all the elements of humanity such as lustful passions, pride, conflict, marriage, and death. An in depth analysis of Anna Karenina is that it was a heavily controversial novel. Convoluted plot lines, character development, relationships, and social commentary, gave meaning to this novel. The concept of writing this novel came to…

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    The Positive Impact of Leo Tolstoy “I love many things, I love many people.” These were the last words of Leo Tolstoy. Throughout his entire life, Tolstoy lived by those words as he became whom the world knows as ‘the greatest writer of the 19th century’. Leo Tolstoy positively impacted society by teaching: to make a difference, expand one's social circle, and to keep an open mind. Leo Tolstoy taught to make a difference. For a man of the upper class, Tolstoy made a notable…

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    Anna says that her purpose is to solely save her sister Kate. At the age of 2, Kate was diagnosed with a form of leukemia that is extremely rare and the only way to save her would be a genetic match. Since the slightly older brother Jesse had not been a match, Sara and Brian Fitzgerald make the decision to make a “designer baby.” Lo and behold Anna is conceived as an allogeneic donor. Whenever Kate is in the hospital, Anna must fulfill Kate’s needs. Whether it be for granulocytes, lymphocytes,…

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    Rafaella Espin Mrs. Baker IB English HL- Period 2 11 January 2015 Anna Karenina Scavenger Hunt The French Language Tolstoy incorporates the use of French language in Anna Karenina in many ways for various reasons. Throughout the entire novel, many of the protagonists state random words or phrases in French. Tolstoy particularly starts this trend at the beginning of the novel to establish the character’s social status and educated background. The establishment of supremacy throughout the…

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    The movie Anna Karenina is all about Anna who has a husband that is Count Alexei Karenin, and they have a son named Seryozha. At the train station Anna met a Cavalry Officer Count Vronsky and they feel attracted to each other when they first saw each other, and a railway worker died in a accident and they compensate for the life of the worker. As soon as they saw each other they feel attracted to each other. At an event Kitty the younger sister of Dolly the wife of Stiva and brother of Anna…

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    In Anna Karenina, scenes often switch from taking place in the city to setting in the country. The city and country contrast in many ways, and impact the way characters behave and think, as well as reflecting their morals and motivations and impacting how the characters interact with one another. In the country, characters are generally calmer and happier, while in the city, chaos often arises and illness occurs. One theme that comes up several times is that of rebirth, particularly for…

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    Inequality, across generations of women. The stories of “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan and “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy depict women at odds with society. Although, the stories are set in different time periods and involve different cultures there are many similarities between them. The women are expected adhere to certain standards and this is still happening even today. Even though society is shifting the perception of the inequality in gender roles. Modern women have more options…

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    I thought that knowing the definition would help find my character, but I feel even more perplexed. They say that you are your own worst critic, and I guess they are actually right. I don 't feel like I fit my name. I don 't resemble the picture of grace or favor. I know for a fact that my name and personality have no correlation, mostly due to the fact that I trip on stairs, wake up looking like I’m half dead, and can’t text and walk at the same time. Needless to say, my identity and name comes…

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    pros and cons to optional solutions to solving the issue stated above. Such as MTV’s stand up program, the Be Nice program, and school interventions. Both the stand up and be nice program both contain social skill assumptions that aren’t really tested. Through her research she provided research that reflects that interventions allows for the best chance of change and improving aspects of the Bronfedbrenner’s Social-Ecological Model. Overall I enjoyed this presentation very much. She was clear,…

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