Meanwhile, over the course of these several years, the banker has blown all of his money and is on the verge of bankruptcy from gambling on the stock market. It is almost time for the lawyer to be released, and once he pays the lawyer, he will be ruined. The banker creates an "escape plan" to keep the money by planning to kill the lawyer. The banker walks into the cell where the lawyer was kept, and sees he now looks like a skeleton. The lawyer tells the banker he now despises the money and wants nothing more than to leave, for he will leave five hours earlier than allotted to win the bet.
The banker praises his money and enjoys his wealth deeply, but by the end of the story, the investor luck has changed. Having lost his fortunes, he believes his only chance of surviving in the world is if he holds onto as much money as he can. This desperation causes the banker to fret over the day he has to pay the lawyer two million dollars. The banker absolutely opposes giving up his money; therefore, the banker is willing to kill the lawyer so that the contract is void. This plan shows the banker valued his money above everything else, even another human.
Oliver spends nine years in the foster home, on his birthday he is beat and confined in a cellar. On the same day Mr. Bumble, a fat man that beats the children, tells Mrs. Mann that Oliver is to old to stay at her care house. Mrs. Mann gives Oliver some bread before sending him to the workhouse so he doesn’t seem too hungry. Once in the new warehouse Oliver lost a bet and had to ask for more food at dinner, the authorities are become offended and decide to offer 5 pounds as a reward for anyone who takes Oliver. Chapter 3: Oliver was punished for asking for more food by being locked in a dark room for a week.
The banker and a lawyer at the party eventually settled on a bet that the lawyer could not stay in solitude for 15 years, and if he did, the banker would give him 2 millions. The rest of the first half of the story goes over what the banker sees the lawyer doing during his imprisonment, and the second half takes you to the present just before the lawyers time is up. Something is odd about Chekhov’s writing throughout the entire story, his description is almost non-existent. It does not seem likely that 2 people would descri... ... middle of paper ... ...ry a much more personal story, forcing the readers to decide for themselves who is right, and who is wrong. The fact that a short story was the medium through which to tell this story is amazing, as it does not make it seem of lower quality because the details are missing, it seems to fit.
The two men bet over two million dollars; the task was that the lawyer could not leave his cell for over fifteen years. If the lawyer decided to give up before fifteen years (he was free to leave at any time he chose) then he would lose. At the end of the story the banker realized that he most likely had more dept. than he had millions. The banker decided that in order to keep himself from having an economic crisis he would kill the lawyer.
Upon further questioning, Shelly confesses to the robbery, and is arrested. The story ends with Ricky Roma demanding fifty percent of Shelly’s commissions, and all of his own commissions. George Aaronow keeps asking of the leads came in yet, to which Ricky says no, I’ll be at the restaurant, Shelly Levene v. Willie Loman After reading this story, and Death of a Salesman, I do see similar circumstances surrounding both Shelly Levene and Willie Loman. Shelly is portrayed as a salesman in the middle of a major career downturn, and is faced with losing his employment if his sales do not pick up. ... ... middle of paper ... ... as predators, and are constantly preying on the uninformed and unaware.
In this quote the banker bet two million ruble on a wager made in less than two minutes; he never stopped to think about things in the long term. As a result, he let a young, naïve man, the lawyer, spend fifteen years in solitary confinement. The banker was so sure that he would win that he was willing to bet a fortune on it and when it came time to lose his money, he couldn’t. The author conveyed the banker as a person who couldn’t change via his use of characterization through dialogue. Through Chekhov’s use of the banker’s words the reader could infer the he was frozen in his avarice.
I should have taken the whole safe with the gun in it. My wife called the police telling them I was suicidal. My oldest son, still upset with me, told the police that I po... ... middle of paper ... ...rge you with something, or they look even worse than they already do!” It was all about saving face for them, it came down to saving money for me. I only scraped the surface of the events that I witnessed in county jail. I am fortunate I had friends who helped me with my attorney, who believed in me and my character.
Dickens was using Pip's mistakes as a way to show that people should not expect things from other people, which is what Pip does throughout the novel. He expects money from Miss Havisham, Estella to fall in love with him, and his life to be easy. However, life does not work that way, and in the original ending Dickens does not let fictional life work that way either. Most of the problems that Pip finds himself in are the results of hi... ... middle of paper ... ...s loss, but the novel ends on an acknowledgment of the possibilities the future holds for Pip's redemption. However, such a theme also gives rise to a theme of separation.
Anton Chekhov’s Selected Stories portray the Russian people as they were not how he wished they were; which is why he never “lived in his works”. Instead Chekhov acted as a moral compass for the Russian generation. His brilliance laid on the reliance of “impressionistic realism” and the ever-present after mass of the official end of serfdom in (1861), allowing him to encompass more aspects of Russian life. His stories are under constant study because of the individuality of his writing techniques. While Chekhov's use of irony, characterization and imagery provides insight into 19th-century Russia, it is through characterization that we understand the minds of contemporary Russians.