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 that when she is old, she will act like Lydia Ivanovna. Although Betsy has a secret relationship with a man, she disregards Anna Karenina who has similar situation. People like Betsy make all possible to destroy Anna’s public life and provoke her to commit suicide. This character is cold, cynical, and egotistical.
Princess Betsy in the Essays