Anna Karenina vs Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina are two of the most famous female protagonists in Western literature. Though their stories are vastly different, there are some key similarities that can be drawn between them. Both Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina are married to men who are not their equals. Madame Bovary is married to a small-town … Read more

Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina

Both Anna Karenina and Madame Bovary were adapted for film. Anna Karenina was an American movie that came out in 1935, starring Greta Garbo as Anna and Fredric March as Vronsky. Anna Karenina was later remade in 2012, starring Keira Knightley as Anna and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Vronsky. Madame Bovary was released in 1949, directed … Read more

Levin Character Analysis

The Anna Karenina of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel is an intriguing, complex character. Despite her adultery and death, she often draws more sympathy from readers than Anna’s lover-husband Vronsky does. But Anna’s lover Constantine Dmitrich Levin also ranks among one of the most interesting characters in literature. The reason for Anna being drawn more sympathetically … Read more