Thursday, July 7, 2011

Collage 457

In this scene, Princess Marya fears she has fallen in love with Rostov, who has come to her father's estate and rescued her from the muzhiks who are carrying off books and other valuables. She is ashamed to admit that she had fallen in love with a man "who, perhaps, would never love her." In her self-deprecating way, Marya comforts herself by thinking that to the end of her life, she need not speak of it to anyone but go on loving "the one she loved for the first and last time." Her companion, Dunyasha, notices her smiling sadly out the window. And Rostov's companions too, notice a cheerfulness in him after their encounter. Will there be love between them? -- Trish

Trish Crapo
from page 169-170, Volume 2 of original text
made 5/5/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 736-737

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