Watch Anna Karenina, the film, ( you can google or youtube the film) and answer the questions below!
you will have to consider how Russian society influenced its literature. Also, you will be asked to consider the literary techniques that the authors and Anna Karenina, the film, have employed in order to emphasize their work’s theme. Please respond to at least three of the below prompts; responding to just one prompt will result in a lower grade for the discussion.
*** Please watch Anna Karenina the film and read the assigned reading . View Anna Karenina. 3. Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina: Part Seven, Chapter 28-31. 4. Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Dog.” 4. Anna Akhmatova’s “Requiem****Note*** you donot have to read all the assigned reading just some that will help you answer the questions below..
- Compare the film’s portrayal of Anna to Tolstoy’s Anna from the assigned readings. Do Joe Wright (the director), Tom Stoppard (the screen writer), and Keira Knightley (Anna) accurately portray Tolstoy’s Anna, especially in the final scene?
- How is Chekhov’s Anna different from Tolstoy’s Anna? What accounts for this difference?
- How does Anna Akhmatova’s work reflect Russian society during the turn of the century?
- Do we have literature in the United States that focuses on the issues presented in this week’s readings (adultery or imprisonment, for example)? Please offer an example. Consider past and present day American works of literature, including films, television shows, and novels. Think about how these American works present these issues (adultery, imprisonment, etc.) in comparison to this week’s readings.