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Why is the novel called Anna Karenina when Anna was not the only central character of the story?

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Zoe Braccia I think it is because of the quality of Anna's story - although she was not in anyway the "main" character, her forbidden love story served as the catalyst for the societal breakdown that followed - Levin's aristocratic questioning of life, Kitty's journey away from materialism, a hint of communism (and on the other hand, a Russian revolution). Anna's character and story represents the "take-off" of the story - the startlement that Russian upperclass society needed in order to begin to change.
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