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 up his mind to pop up the question, that is why Varena remains unmarried. Moreover, in her past, she was supposed to get married to a man, but her mother was against this marriage. It can be the reason why she sometimes tries to hide her feelings to Koznyshev.