|Love's Interruptions by Frederick Morgan|
However, their conversation about spiritualism reveals a lot about their character and why Kitty makes the choice she does.
Vronsky is of a theoretical mindset. He is excited by the unknown and willing to try new things. He does not seem to have any firm beliefs and is easily influenced. His unconstrained personality comes across as friendly while Levin seems hostile to untraditional methods. As a prudent man, Levin is firmly set in his beliefs and would need concrete proof to change these beliefs. He wants nothing to do with the unexplainable. In essence, Levin is more stable though he exudes boredom. To the contrary, Levin is unwavering and place emphasis on established methods. To a city girl of 18 like Kitty, such a personality would be less attractive than one that seeks to establish new norms. Kitty likes Levin but Vronsky presents a more exciting prospect. Unfortunately for Kitty, Vronsky has no plans of marriage.