Anna Karenina characters

Kitty Shcherbatskaya

Kitty’s full name is Ekaterina. She is a pretty young lady whose appearance and sweetness attracts men’s attention. Both Levin and Vronsky try to build a relationship with her, but only Levin captures her heart. They fall in love and start living a happy married life. Tolstoy portrays...

Anna Arkadyevna Karenina

Anna Arkadyevna Karenina

Anna is the female protagonist of the whole plot. She is a married who is supposed to lead an honest family-oriented life. However, because of her tender character, she falls in love with Alexis Vronsky, and they have a child. Anna is a pretty woman who is obliged to become a real outcast...

Constantine Levin

Constantine Levin is a male protagonist of the story. His life is unfolded in the plot during the love affair of Anna and Vronsky. However, Levin’s fate shows him a better end with a happy married life with Kitty Shcherbatskaya. He is intelligent, clever, witty, and generous. He tries to...

Prince Stepan "Stiva" Arkadyevitch Oblonsky

Stepan is Anna’s brother, and they have some common features of character. They both put their personal desire, love, emotions above the societal rules and regulations. For them, it is more significant to be happy, even if nobody else supports their decision. Oblonsky is a handsome...

Count Alexis Vronsky

Vronsky is a military officer who has a love affair with Anna. They meet in the train and fall in love from the first sight. When they begin a relationship, Anna is married to Alexis Karenin. Although the relationship between her and Vronsky shouldn’t be supported, readers find sympathy to...

Alexis Karenin

Alexis is Anna’s husband who has noble blood. His surrounding consists of people from the high-ranking society. He is considered to be the most significant person in the city. That is why Karenin is under a watchful eye of the entire community. However, the author depicts him as a...

Dolly Shcherbatskaya Oblonsky

Dolly’s full name is Darya. Kitty and Dolly are sisters, and they have common features of being kind and responsible. She is married to Stiva Oblonsky, and she forgives him for his cheating on her. Dolly is a nice-looking, friendly, pretty, and sweet woman. She treats everyone with respect...

Seryozha Karenin

Seryozha is Anna’s and Alexis’ son who is a good-looking small boy. He doesn’t understand what is happening in his parents’ life. All he needs is care and love from the nearest and dearest. When Alexis finds out about Anna’s betrayal, he starts coldly treating Seryozha...

Countess Vronsky

Countess Vronsky is a minor character who doesn’t play a significant role in the plot. She is Vronsky’s mother who is a striking representative of the criticizing society. She thinks about Anna positively while she is in a happy marriage with Karenin. However, when her love affair...

Princess Betsy

Princess Betsy is an essential figure in the high Russian society. She has similar characteristics with Lydia Ivanovna because they both judge and scorn others. The difference is in their age. Betsy is a young lady, and she doesn’t want to obey the regulated norms. However, the princess says...

Countess Lydia Ivanovna

Lydia Ivanovna is a representative of the influential society which can ruin somebody’s life. She tries to show everyone that she is deeply religious, but her deeds are sometimes cruel and dishonest. She is the one who lies to Seryozha that his mother Anna Karenina is dead. From her viewpoint...

Nicholas Levin

Nikolai is a sick Levin’ brother. He is a representative of liberal worldview having a strong connection to politics which helps him get distracted from thoughts about deteriorating illness. In the earlier age, Nicholas becomes involved in consuming alcohol and gambling. Ultimately, Nicholas...

Varenka

Varvara becomes close friends with Kitty when they meet in the German spa. She is an innocent, good-mannered, generous, highly moral and intellectual girl. Madame Stahl adopts her, and that makes Varenka kind to this woman all the time. Sergei has feelings for this lady but he doesn’t make...

Sergei Koznyshev

Sergei Ivanovych is Constantine’s half-brother. He is intelligent and has a philosophical mind. Working as a writer, he prepares a big book about the history of Russia and its current political state. When he finally publishes it, but nobody finds interest, he changes the topic trying to...

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