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The Lady With The Pet Dog

- Focus on Point of View The Lady with the Pet Dog – Anton Chekhow 1) The person who made that statement is only looking at the aspect of betrayal. I agree the main characters are selfish and irresponsible but for different reasons. I think they should come forward and admit their love, even though it may hurt as adults. I do not think the entire story is immoral because it still shows the reality of passionate love that can happen between two people, and the tragedy of finding the person you love so late in life....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Short story, Anton Chekhov]

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Anton Chekhov 's ' Chekhov '

- “Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.” These are famous words from Russian author, Anton Chekhov. Chekhov was a very pertinent writer during the Victorian Era. Born in 1860, he started writing during a critical time for authors of his kind - those that focused on the most practical details of actual human life through writing, the people who expressed their realistic outlooks on the world as they knew it without holding back. During this time, realism was a writing style that didn’t appear often - it was essentially taboo to write in such a way....   [tags: Literature, Writing, Victorian era, Anton Chekhov]

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The Lady With The Dog By Anton Chekhov

- Love is essential to human beings, however at times it fails to surpass certain limits due to a complex reality. In the story; “The Lady with the Dog” by Anton Chekhov, the syntax, tone, and diction all collaborate in order to portray the complications of overcoming temptations. Dmitri Gurov is a banker from Moscow who is fascinated by the appearance of a woman who happens to be walking alone, along the sea of Yalta. Gurov is a married man who also happens to have kids but unfortunately, he despises his wife whom he characterizes as ignorant (Chekhov, 166)....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Affair, Anton Chekhov]

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The Lady With The Dog By Anton Chekhov

- The story “The Lady with the Dog”, by Anton Chekhov describes the secret love affair between Anna Sergeyevna and Dmitri Gurov, who were both to other individuals. Gurov is a banker in Moscow who was married at a young age, and never truly loved his wife. Thus, he had been unfaithful to her for a long time. While Anna, who lived in S--- also felt that her marriage was a mistake, but was faithful until she arrived at Yalta. “They believed that faith had brought them together, and so they could not fathom why they were both married to different indviduals; and it was as though they were a pair of birds of passage, caught and forced to live in different cages.” (Chekhov, 270)....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Morality, Anton Chekhov]

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The Lady With The Dog By Anton Chekhov

- "The Lady with the Dog" by Anton Chekhov was a marvelous story that expresses that love can come out of nowhere. The mood of the story in the beginning was simply just a man casually looking for an affair, and he would prey on women who are just traveling out of their city’s passing by on the streets of Yalta. The mood changes from the beginning from Dmitri, the main male character, just wanting a random hook up, to him falling madly in love with this lady that came to his city with her dog at the end....   [tags: Love, Anton Chekhov, Marriage, Wife]

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The Lady With A Dog By Anton Chekhov

- Every writer usually incorporates a little bit of themselves and writes about important topics to them whether it is fiction or non-fiction. Most pieces of writing have embedded feelings and opinions throughout their story in the issues that they discuss and how the characters react in the situation. For instance, “The Lady with a Dog” by Anton Chekhov addresses many issues that were prominent throughout the time this piece was written. The issues addressed ranged from gender roles and equality to infidelity within marriages....   [tags: Marriage, Short story, Anton Chekhov, Gender]

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Analysis Of ' Misery ' By Anton Chekhov

- “To whom shall I tell my grief?” Grief must receive closure. Grief has the power to make the strongest person helpless. For an individual to share their grief they receive a sense of compassion instead of endlessly searching for answers. In the short story “Misery”, Anton Chekhov effectively shows the desperation of communication through the character Iona Potapov and his mare. Chekhov illustrates the difficulty Iona faces to communicate his sufferings to the various people he speaks to as a sleigh driver....   [tags: Short story, Anton Chekhov, John Cheever]

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The Lady With The Dog By Anton Chekhov

- In “The Lady with the Dog” by Anton Chekhov, begins with an affair that turns into something more meaningful than the main characters intend or expect it to be. Both of them are on vacation in Yalta, away from their spouses. During the story we see how and when the characters change according to the events in their lives. The end of the story is realistically possible because there is no idea of what may happen next. This short story is divided into four sections. First section is about Anna Sergeveyna and Dmitri Gurov’s initial meeting in Yalta....   [tags: Love, Anton Chekhov, Short story, Yalta]

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Lady With Lapdog By Anton Chekhov

- In the short story Lady with Lapdog, by Anton Chekhov, Chekhov utilizes imagery to blur concepts and ideas that define love and romance. Chekhov’s use of imagery is delightful at not only unfolding the different scenes in the story, but also displays the emotion of the characters at that point in time. Anton Chekhov born into a life of serfdom in late 19th century Russia. Although Chekhov and his family struggled financially for most of his life, he acquired a great education. Chekhov is known for writing many emotionally attached stories, but his writing of Lady with Lapdog was close to his heart because Chekhov shared a similar experience to the main character of Gurov along his own love...   [tags: Love, Anton Chekhov, Novel, Short story]

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The Lady With The Dog By Anton Chekhov

- Marriage does not always mean bliss Would it be terrible to fall in love with someone other than your spouse. In “The Lady with the Dog” by Anton Chekhov, originates with an affair that turns into something more meaningful than the main characters propose it to be. Both of them are on vacation in Yalta, away from their spouses. During the story we grasp how and when the characters change according to the events in their lives. The end of the story is realistically possible since there is no idea of what may happen next....   [tags: Love, Short story, Anton Chekhov, Marriage]

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Anton Chekhov 's The Bishop

- Anton Chekhov’s short story “The Bishop” was written in 1902 and published in 1979 in “Anton Chekhov’s Short Stories” along with many of his other works, such as “The Betrothed” and “The Lady with the Dog”. While “The Bishop” is not a direct reflection of Chekhov’s life, the story does reflect elements of his life. His religious upbringing is most prevalent in this story, but being ill with Tuberculosis of the lungs during the time this story was written is shown as well through Bishop Pyotr’s sickness....   [tags: Short story, Anton Chekhov, Maxim Gorky, Jesus]

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Anton Chekhov 's The Lady With The Dog

- Anton Chekhov’s short story The Lady with the Dog focuses on a temporary affair between two married lovers. This short story illustrates the abnormal things that normal people will do when they get put in certain environments. This short story was written in the late 1890’s, but demonstrates deep insight into how people behave and react when they are exposed to different social dynamics and different social environments. The field of social psychology didn’t formally start until the 1950’s, but Anton Chekhov clearly understood how social anonymity emboldens and empowers people to do rash or unexpected things....   [tags: Love, Anton Chekhov, Interpersonal relationship]

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Sound and Dark Imagery in “The Witch” by Anton Chekhov

- “The Witch” by Anton Chekhov, is about a couple who is visited by the postman and his companion during a harsh storm. The wife, Raissa, is unhappy with her husband and enamoured with the young postman. The husband, Savely, accuses his wife of being a witch because of all the young men who keep disappearing and accuses her of using her witchcraft on the postman. Raissa tries to remain calm with her husband, but she eventually refuses to hold in her feelings. In the beginning passage of the story, Chekhov uses sound imagery, dark imagery, and similes to convey Raissa’s misery of being in a loveless marriage....   [tags: Witch, Anton Chekhov, imagery, ]

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Anton Chekhov 's The Lady With The Toy Dog

- In Anton Chekhov 's “The Lady with the Toy Dog,”Anna and Dimitri have married young and are searching for something; they do not know what but believe they have found it in Yalta with each other. Dimitri is a veteran adulterer and though not religious, he considers “every affair of that kind, at first a divine diversion” (137). It seems that the concept of “fate” diverts their attention from the monotony and responsibility of everyday life. Anna admits, “something strange was going on in me,” but realistically, they are looking for relief in another person who is also seeking something higher than oneself (140)....   [tags: Marriage, Adultery, Anton Chekhov, Affair]

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The Impact of Tuberculosis on the Work of Anton Chekhov

-     There is a dread disease. . .which medicine never cured, wealth never warded off or poverty could boast exemption from; which sometimes moves in giant strides and sometimes at a tardy sluggish pace, but, slow or quick, is ever sure and certain. (Dormandy 92)             The above quote could apply to a plethora of illnesses that exist now or, have existed over the course of history.  However, the scourge that the quoted material refers to is the disease formerly known as 'consumption' and now called by its medical name: Tuberculosis.  The disease was rampant during the Victorian era in both America and Europe and still runs roughshod over many countries today.  In fact, "the magnitude...   [tags: Anton Chekhov Essays]

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Anton Chekhov Biography

- Anton Chekhov was a man and author who overcame many obstacles during the course of his life. His contributions to literature were immense, but it came only through hard work and many failed attempts that he became the great author he is known as today. He was the poster-boy for art mimicking life. What Chekhov experienced and learned through his past was revealed through his writing. This was especially true for his plays, in particularly The Cherry Orchard. Anton Chekhov was born on January 17, 1860, in Taganrog, Russia....   [tags: Anton Chekhov Biography]

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Anton Chekhov Biography

- March 10, 1917. Bolshevik revolutionaries boldly stormed the palace of Nicholous I in Moscow ending his reign and an era in Russian civilization with it. A pattern of destruction and upheaval of the old establishment followed with the systematic elimination of all properties, belongings, records and archives connected with the upper classes and aristocracy. Amid this time of revolutionary purification, a vast number of great Russian writers and artists were dragged from the ranks of nobility. But one, Anton Chekhov, was the exception....   [tags: Anton Chekhov Biography]

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Views Of Russian Society Through Anton Chekhov 's ' The Darling '

- Views of Russian Society through Anton Chekhov Growing up in poverty stricken Russia, Anton Chekhov was forced provide for his family at an early age by writing short stories for various Russian periodicals while simultaneously attending medical school. Although his life was rather stressful at times, Chekhov still enjoyed visiting with family and friends both in Russia and abroad. He obtained a life long habit of having numerous affairs until he settled down in Yalta and married his wife Olga....   [tags: Anton Chekhov, Short story, Russia, Marriage]

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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov : A World Recognized Master Of The Short Story

- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov is a world recognized master of the short story. He was able to raise many social issues and to send powerful messages that need deep reflection in relatively small texts. Almost all Chekhov’s works, both short stories and later plays, are devoted towards the fight against philistinism, narrow-mindedness, and intellectual poverty of people. Chekhov in his works also touched the subject of degradation of the human soul. Particularly, an author addresses this problem in a story “Ionych”....   [tags: Short story, Anton Chekhov, Life, Meaning of life]

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The Importance of the Mare in Anton Chekhov’s Misery

- The Importance of the Mare in Misery       Iona Potapov, the main character in Anton Chekhov’s short story, "Misery," is yearning for someone to listen to his woes. Every human he comes in contact with blatantly ignores his badly-needed-to-tell-story by either shunning him or falling asleep. There is, however, one character in this story that would willingly listen to Iona, a character who is with Iona through almost the entire story. This character is his mare. Renato Poggioli describes the story as being built "around two motionless figures, an animal and a man" (316)....   [tags: Anton Chekhov Misery]

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Comparing Anton Chekhov's and Joyce Oates' The Lady with the Dog

- Anton Chekhov wrote a short story in 1899, entitled "The Lady with the Pet Dog." It is about a love affair seen from the eyes of the involved man named Gurov. The story occurs in nineteenth-century Russia, in a town called Yalta. Joyce Carol Oates, in 1972, did a wonderful job of rewriting the story, changing the protagonist from the man to the woman. Her version also changes the setting to Nantucket Island in twentieth-century America. Looking at both stories, one can learn a lot about the couple's affair....   [tags: Anton Chekhov Lady Pet Dog Essays]

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The Lady With The Lapdog By Anton Chekhov

- The pursuit of true happiness among individuals does not only depend on material things. True happiness also requires people to whom you are pleased to be with. Humans tend to take a shortcut to acquire what makes them happy. However, resorting to unethical actions just to achieve one’s desires may only give a short term delight and a long term dilemma. “The Lady with the Lapdog” by Anton Chekhov, shows that loneliness can influence immoral actions in order to experience one’s contentment in life....   [tags: Happiness, Marriage, Morality, Affair]

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The Darling by Anton Chekhov

- In “The Darling”, Anton Chekhov pairs a critical narrator with a static, one-dimensional main character to make a point about women in 19th century Russian society. He portrays Olenka as a woman who acquires her self-identity and sense of self-worth by making her current husband’s ideas her own, and he uses a narrator who continually criticizes Olenka for not having a thought on her own. Chekhov implies that truly interesting women achieve social and intellectual equality to men. The story’s main character, Olenka, however, possesses enough beauty to attract many men yet loses them to fate....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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The Bet By Anton Chekhov

- When going through a traumatic or devastating experience, one has a possibility of experiencing the five stages of grief. They are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. People go through these for a variety of reasons. In “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov, a lawyer is part of a bet in which he must stay without human contact for fifteen years. The lawyer has difficulty coping without human contact. As a result, throughout his fifteen years of isolation, the lawyer goes through the five stages of grief....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Human, Kübler-Ross model]

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Anton Chekhov 's The Bet

- Nihilists are people who have adopted a variety of negative philosophical beliefs and political views, often times to the extreme. Originating from the Latin word meaning Nothing, Nihilist tend to believe that is no point to our existence, and extremist some even argue that our existence isn’t real (Nathanson).This form of thinking may appeal and encompass the way a lot of people might feel, but the concept really limits one’s full enjoyment of life. While we all are living with a very limited amount of time, microscopic in the big picture, the impact one can make in that time is tremendous....   [tags: Life, Death, Edgar Allan Poe]

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Anton Chekhov's The Bet

- ... 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. It was only the beginning of his life when the banker made the bet but the author portrayed his character in such a way that the reader could deduce that he would never change....   [tags: greed through characterization]

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Complete Despair in in Anton Chekhov's Misery

-      In the story "Misery" by Anton Chekhov, I identified despair and misery as a theme. The surroundings amplify the sentiment of the main character, Iona Potapov. Cold and gray surrounds Iona Potapov and he is extremely miserable. Iona Potapov wants to speak to another human about his son's death but no one will listen. Failing to speak with any humans, Iona is resigned to speak with his horse.      At the beginning of the story Anton Chekhov sets the environment for the story. "The twilight of evening." (30) While reading this story, I envision the scenery by what Anton Chekhov wrote....   [tags: Antov Chekhov's Misery]

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Symbolism in The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

- Symbolism in The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov Mamma. Are you crying, mamma. My dear, good, sweet mamma. Darling, I love you. I bless you. The Cherry orchard is sold; it?s gone; its quite true, it?s quite true. But don?t cry, mamma, you?ve still got life before you, you?ve still got your pure and lovely soul. Come with me, darling, and come away from here. We?ll plant a new garden, still lovelier than this. You will see it and understand, and happiness, deep, tranquil happiness will sink down on your soul, like the sun at eventide, and you?ll smile, mamma....   [tags: Papers Cherry Orchard Chekhov Essays Papers]

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Relevance of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

- The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov draws in a universal audience, as the play’s themes and characters are relatable to any time period. The characters face challenges and anxieties that were felt by people thousands of years ago and will continue to be felt by people far into the future. The Cherry Orchard encompasses and embodies characters and themes that are relevant to modern times such as social change, mid-life regrets, and hope that the next generation will go out into the world, make a difference, and create a better and more prosperous life for themselves....   [tags: regrets, changes, future]

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Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog

- A fantasy can be as simple as skydiving, or as complex as walking on the Moon. It can be said that most people have a fantasy of some fashion. Moreover, nearly everyone aspires to live out his or her fantasy at some point in time. Both Paul, an adolescent, in Willa Cather’s “Paul’s case,” (1905) and Dmitri Gurov, a middle aged man, in Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Dog,” (1899) have lives that are against their wishes which urges them to live out their fantasies. The places where they live, and the authoritative figures in their life, though, unfortunately prevent them from permanently achieving their dreams....   [tags: The Lady with the Pet Dog]

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Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard

- This essay will address the apparent dissatisfaction with the concept of love, which is expressed by one of the play’s principal characters Peter Trofimov. As a student and former tutor in the Ranevsky household, Peter represents the Realist scholar as well as the working class, and voices the ideals and sentiments of both. In response to the negative social changes caused by the rising middle class, the working class had grown skeptical of the concepts of love and freedom, because such concepts had been used to increase the social and economic position of the middle class at the expense of the masses....   [tags: Anton Chekov, The Cherry Orchard]

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Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard

- In the very early twentieth century, Anton Chekhov composed a play entitled The Cherry Orchard, which focused on many themes including childishness, clinging to the past, and hypocrisy of humans, all of which were clearly represented throughout the play. These themes are all causes of the theme that stands out in The Cherry Orchard above all else, this being the reversal of fates. Madame Ranevsky is the joint owner of a large estate which neighbors the home of Lopakhin, a son of the serf who belonged to the Ranevsky family before the liberation of serfs in Russia....   [tags: Analysis of The Cherry Orchard]

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A Tragic Love Quadrangle: An Analysis of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

- A Tragic Love Quadrangle: An Analysis of The Seagull Based on his real life events and experiences, The Seagull is one of Anton Chekhov's most distinguished dramatic works. The play explores love, loss and despair. Despite the play’s classification as fiction, the event that served as the catalyst to Anton Chekhov’s dramatization actually took place. As Keith Neilson stated: The Seagull was based on an event in Anton Chekhov’s life. One afternoon, while he was taking a walk with his friend, Ilya Levitan, the landscape painter, he saw Levitan shoot a seagull that was flying over the river....   [tags: incident, love, loss, dispair]

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A Problem Relationship in A Marriage Proposal by Anton Chekhov

- ... Even though they have known each other for a while it doesn’t mean anything, as Ivan and Natalya get into an argument over who owns Oxen Meadows as soon as they start a conversation and before he is able to propose to her. The argument however results in Ivan walking away from Chubukov, the father of Natalya intervenes in their argument as a father would; which results in Chubukov telling Ivan to never walk into his home again. Anton seems to be showing that materials should not even matter within a true marriage as true love does not come from land or personal possessions, as it should belong to everyone....   [tags: engagement, argument, wed]

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Feelings in Anton Chekhov's The Bear

- "The Bear," which is a classic one-act play written 1900, is one of the great works of Anton Chekhov, which is very much about a widowed woman. The Bear can be regarded as a comedy since it is to give the audience entertainment and amusement. This comedy reveals the fine line between anger and passion. The theme is about a strange beginning of love between Mrs. Popov and Smirnov. It demonstrated that love changes all things it touches. Dialogue of the characters, the action of the characters, and the characters themselves shape the theme....   [tags: The Bear Essays]

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Analysis of The Darling, by Anton Chekhov

- The story “The Darling” by Anton Chekhov, illustrates a woman that is lonely, insecure, and lacking wholeness of oneself without a man in her life. This woman, Olenka, nicknamed “Darling” is compassionate, gentle and sentimental. Olenka is portrayed for being conventional, a woman who is reliant, diligent, and idea less. Although, this story portrays that this woman, known as the Darling needs some sort of male to be emotionally dependant upon, it is as if she is a black widow, she is able to win affection, but without respect....   [tags: The Darling Essays]

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Irresponsible Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog

- Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Pet Dog can be said to be one of the most controversial fictions in the way it the extramarital affairs and the mystery of love that plagues the 21st century families. By the use of imaginary characters, Chekhov explores the theme of immorality and irresponsible behaviors among married couples who seek real satisfaction in secrete yet intimate relationships with other married partners. Whereas the likes of Gurov poses as the spoilt seed of the collapsing society, other innocent seekers of real satisfaction such Anna Sergeyevna find themselves confused and dancing to the same tune of marital unfaithfulness....   [tags: The Lady with the Pet Dog]

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Landscape in The Sea Gull a Novel by Anton Chekhov

- ... This quote also serves as another example of human disappointment regarding love. In the aforementioned conversation, Masha tells Medvedenko “...your love touches me, but I can’t return it…” (106). Masha is unable to return her love to Medvedenko because she is actually in love with Treplev. This is the cause for her mourning, she is tormented by the fact she can not have Treplev. Masha becomes another medium for addressing human disappointment, and effectively shows this disappointment when she is talking about Treplev....   [tags: russian comedy, human dissappointment]

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Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog

- The Russian attitude toward love during Chekhov’s time is very patriarchal and is considered normal to marry for practical reasons, parental pressures or other considerations rather than for love. The feelings that accompany love, such as passion and spirituality, are not a societal consideration and this institutional attitude toward human emotion is the catalyst for Chekhov’s story. When a person is deprived of love, he or she builds up a futility of life which consumes the human soul. In Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Dog”, the readers are placed in a setting where the main character Gurov, and his love interest Anna, are given the emotional freedom to feel love toward one another....   [tags: The Lady with the Pet Dog]

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Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog

- One of the sweet comforts in life is to curl up in a favorite chair with a short story that will briefly carry people away from their everyday lives. On rare occasions, a tale mirrors real life in such a way that one is strangely comforted by the normalcy reflected in the words. A perfect example of a story about ordinary life that will soothe the soul in search for some insight on understanding the human behavior is Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Pet Dog.” This style of writing has such a mass appeal because the characters wear recognizable social masks and reflect an everyday reality....   [tags: The Lady With the Pet Dog]

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Anton Chekhov's Selected Stories

- Anton Chekhov is a master at showing aspects of real life; how fed up people are, how it really is without the everyday pleasantries, and how exploitable people are by one another. Chekhov uses these three aspects with great mastery to show his form of real life in his "Selected Stories." Chekhov shows how fed up people are with one another in his short story the "Jailer Jailed." This story is about a man, who is a prosecuting attorney, is actually living in his own jail; being married to his wife who lets him do nothing but wait on her hand and foot....   [tags: Selected Stories Essays]

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Multi Dimensionality in the Seagull by Anton Chekhov

- Anton Chekhov includes many dimensions to the plot of the Seagull in order to add increased depth to the story. The conflict, climax, complications, and denouement of the play all benefit from the wide range problems that Chekhov implants through the characters. In addition, the complex character relationships add to these events, without confusing the reader. These four events all rotate around the play's four main characters, Nina, Irina, Treplev and Trigorin. The play's central conflict is between Treplev and Trigorin, who holds the love of both Irina and Nina....   [tags: Seagull Essays]

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Anton Chekhov’s Use of Characterization in his Short Stories

- Anton Chekhov is a Russian writer; he writes short stories. In his short stories he relies on characterization to make his points about a character in few words. Some believe that since no build up of exciting events happen his stories are meaningless. However, Chekhov’s stories are thought by others to be enjoyable. While others think they’re a waste of time to read due to the lack of events happening; I think Chekhov focusing on characters emotions and what they say is much more important. In other words Chekhov primarily uses internal drama rather than external drama....   [tags: Emotions, Words, Russia]

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The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov and Marriages and Infidelities by Joyce Carol Oates

- In an interview given to Joe David Bellamy, Joyce Carol Oates explained how she was “putting together a group of short stories called Marriages and Infidelities, which include stories that are re-imaginings of famous stories.” While the stories in her collection were meant to be autonomous, they were also testaments of her love and devotion to other writers who helped her become the writer she is today. She showed her “marriage” to Anton Chekhov by reworking his short story “The Lady with the Dog,” almost a century after the original was published....   [tags: story and character analysis, literary comparison]

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Anton Chekhov’s Misery: To Whom Shall I Tell My Grief?

- In Anton Chekhov’s, “’Misery: “To Whom Shall I Tell My Grief?”’, he tells the story of Iona Potapov, a sledge-driver in nineteenth century Russia. The character has lost his son; to an untimely death and he is having a difficult time coping with his lost. He is an elderly, nineteenth century cab driver and his wish is to find someone he can share his terrible grief with, by only sharing his sons’ life. Chekhov portrays the main character as lonely, dazed, confused, and as a man who needs someone to confide in; which all humans want and need during such hardships....   [tags: Misery: To Whom Shall I Tell My Grief?]

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Anton Chekhov's Symbolic Use of Setting in A Story Without a Title

- The allegorical tale by Anton Chekhov of human nature “A Story without a Title” means to convey how setting does little or nothing to change our most basic human desires, that we have an urge to accumulate wealth, live in the moment and pleasure our bodies, with little regard to our souls. He uses setting to deliver his message using setting such as time, place and society. A Possible symbolic setting of the story is made in the first sentence of the story “In the fifth century, just as now”. We now know that they lived a long time ago and that might suggest that he wants to show parallels of characteristics between contemporary readers and the characters set in the fifth century plot....   [tags: human desires, city, monastery]

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Cultural Shock in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard

- Cultural Shock in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard     Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard projects the cultural conflict of the turn of the twentieth century of Russia. With a historical allusion, Chekhov exhibited the changing Russia with "slice of life" in his play. The Cherry Orchard is not only a depiction of Russian life but also an understatement of changing traditional value. Cultural conflict itself is an abstraction. To explain it, it is the traditional culture that is unable to resist the invading one....   [tags: Anton Chekhov Cherry Orchard Essays]

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Anton Chekhov’s Use of Grief in Misery and Vengeance

- Anton Chekhov’s Use of Grief in “Misery” and “Vengeance.” What is the fascination with grief and suffering that caused Anton Chekhov to entwine these two sad emotional states into everything he wrote. “Reading Anton Chekhov’s stories, one feels oneself in a melancholy state. Everything is strange, sharp, lonely, motionless, helpless” (Nebraska 1). Further, according to William Gerharde, Chekhov answered this very question with the following: “When you depict sad or unlucky people, and want to touch the reader’s heart, one should try to be cold— it gives their grief, as it were, a background, against which it stands out in greater relief” (Gerharde 110)....   [tags: Misery, Vengeance]

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Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard and A Visit to Friends

- Anton Chekhov is the author of both The Cherry Orchard and “A Visit to Friends.” Both works have similar characteristics and are typical of Chekhov’s writing style. Three of these characteristics are the setting of the story, family, and nature. The settings of both “A Visit to Friends” and The Cherry Orchard are in rural areas of Russia. Specifically, the setting for “A Visit to Friends” is in the tiny village of Kuzminky. Tatyana and Varya do not want to leave, but Sergei Sergeyich does not mind....   [tags: The Cherry Orchard, A Visit to Friends]

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Comparing Anton Chekhov's and Joyce Oates' The Lady with the Dog

- In Anton Chekhov's "Lady with the Pet Dog" and Joyce Carol Oates's version of the short story of the same title, both authors wrote from different perspectives but retained the use of the third-person point of view. Chekhov's perspective was through the male character's point of view, while Oates's perspective was through the female character's point of view. Chekhov focuses on the male lover, Gurov, and his thoughts on his affair with a woman named Anna. Similarly, Oates focuses on Anna's emotions and state of being on her affair with Gurov....   [tags: Compare Contrast, Comparing]

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Anton Chekhov's and Joyce Oates' The Lady with the Dog

- Though the similarities and differences of characterization in Chekhov and Oates’s different versions of “The Lady with the Pet Dog” are evident, the purpose only becomes clear for the reader when the two versions are read and compared. The stories have different settings, but the characters in the story remain the same. There is Anna, Dmitry, and their families. Although their families are mentioned, each member remains without any description and therefore they begin to seem almost unimportant....   [tags: Compare Contrast, Comparing]

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The Value of Human Life in The Bet by Anton Chekhov

- In the short story “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov a wager is made that changes the lives of two people. The story begins with a heated argument at a party over which is more moral, capital punishment or life imprisonment. The host of the party, the banker, believes that capital punishment is more moral because the death sentence kills the victim quicker rather than dragging out the process. A twenty-five year old lawyer at the party responds, saying, he would choose the life sentence to be more moral because any life is better than no life at all....   [tags: The Bet Essays]

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Changes in Russia Captured in the Works of Anton Chekhov

- Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was born a year before the emancipation of serfism in Russia took place. Although he was the grandson of a serf, Chekhov was able to attend the medical school at the University of Moscow and become a physician. Chekhov started writing in order to support his family economically, becoming a master in drama and short stories. His literature is characterized by the use of colloquial language which could be understood even by the less educated and recently liberated serfs....   [tags: The Cherry Orchard]

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The Seagull by Anton Chekov

- Fate has commonly been perceived by humans as an immaterial but also binding “plan.” Fate is, “a power that is believed to control what happens in the future,” and is also commonly regarded as being inescapable (Fate 1). The ancient greeks built up this modern idea of fate. The Moirae in greek mythology were the gods which decided everybodies fate. They were split up into three different gods, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos. Clotho spun the thread of life when women were in the ninth month of pregnancy to decide the child’s fate....   [tags: literary/story/character analysis]

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Theme of the Past in Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard

- The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov is very much a play about the past. However, it is more specifically about breaking free from the past through change and acceptance. The consistent theme of memory in terms of both forgetting and remembering are evident throughout the play. The quote at the end of the play where Firs is forgotten and the cherry orchard is cut down is an important symbol of the past dying away and the characters moving on. Firs ends the play and he represents the past in both historical and personal terms in relation to Madame Ranevsky....   [tags: The Cherry Orchard Essays]

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The Lady With The Dog by Anton Chekhov

- In the beginning of the story, Chekhov begins with the simple line, 'It was said that a new person had appeared on the sea-front…'; This passage shows that the local residents of Yalta have discovered an outsider, a person they know nothing about. Chekhov asks the reader to consider who is she with and why is she there. The character of the sly womanizer, Dmitri Gurov, also asks these questions. When first reading I began to form a certain opinion of Dmitri. We know he is married and has children....   [tags: The Lady with the Pet Dog]

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Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog

- Anton Chekov is said be extremely modest about his extraordinary ability to empathize with the characters that he wrote about in his stories. He was careful not stereotype any of the characters he portrayed nor did he over dramatize the story’s plot. The characters emotions and reactions to those emotions were the vehicle for the stories plot. Chekov only desired to write about real people with real feelings which allowed his writings such as “The Lady with the Little Dog”, the seriousness and sympathy it deserves....   [tags: The Lady with the Little Dog]

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Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog

- Love has always been a controversial issue throughout centuries. However, it was, and is, still one of the most popular topics in literature.One cannot help but be reminded of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet when that particular topic is brought up, which is one of the finest examples on this topic. Despite all the literary works written about love, love itself remains unexplained. The questions “why” and “when” is often asked –it can usually be answered vaguely or deeply, but sometimes it remians unanswered....   [tags: The Lady with the Pet Dog]

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An Analysis of the Use of Action to Find Happiness

- In a hotel suite, Dominic Cobb’s wife jumps off a ledge and dies in hopes of returning to what she thinks is the real world. Cobb must then decide whether he should forget the past and move on to find his own enjoyment or stay within an unconstructed dream space, where he is able to live with his wife. In Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov tells the story of a family of unhappy souls who have trouble finding pleasure in the world. As a result, Andre Gregory and Louis Malle use the opening sequence of Vanya on 42nd Street to foreshadow Chekhov’s argument that humans must take action find happiness, but only after they make peace with the past....   [tags: Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov]

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Comparing The Lady with the Dog, and Sleepy, by Anton Chekhov, to The Beggarwoman of Locarno, by Heinrich Von Kleist

- Many stories have the standard beginning, middle, and end structure that can be become very dull and predictable, diminishing the value and quality of a story. However, Anton Chekhov’s short stories brought upon a new era for literature when he introduced short stories with “zero ending” or “non ending” conclusions. Through this concept he can pull off bottom less endings, where the reader is assumed to ponder and wonder what will happen to the characters after the story ends. This paper will discuss this concept by comparing and contrasting Chekhov’s “The Lady With the Little Dog” and “Sleepy” to “The Beggarwoman of Locarno” by Heinrich Von Kleist, a short story with a more traditional stan...   [tags: Compare Contrast, Comparing]

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Descriptive Language in John Updike’s A & P and Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog

- One of the talents necessary for great fiction is the ability to use descriptive language to captivate the audience and to allow them to visualize characters and scenery.  By using specific words and phrases, writers focus attention and stoke the imagination, to enable the reader to create in his/her own mind a unique and detailed setting. A striking way to illuminate the importance of this ability is to juxtapose an authors original text with less colorful wording.  For example, one can take certain exemplary samples from two different stories, John Updike’s “A & P” and Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Dog” and dull down the language, to state it in a more factual manner, completely taki...   [tags: Compare Contrast, Comparing]

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Anton Chekhov's Life Exposed in An Attack of Nerves and Three Years

- Anton Chekhov denied that any of his stories were autobiographical fiction, yet much of his work clearly grew out of his own experiences. From “An Attack of Nerves” to “Three Years,” different aspects of his life were incorporated throughout his stories. Each stage of Chekhov’s life made an impact in the tales he told. Chekhov’s childhood was documented in great detail when he penned the story “Three Years.” The main character Laptev could have been Anton or any one of his brothers. In the tale, Chekhov had Laptev telling his wife: He [his father] used to thrash me with a birch, pull my ears, and hit me on the head… We had to go to morning service and to early mass...at home we had to sing...   [tags: An Attack of Nerves, Three Years]

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The Search for Truth in Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard and Sophocles' Oedipus Rex

- The scholar is engaged in the interminable quest for truth. The knowledge that one can never understand everything makes a person wise. Ignorance is the assumption that one can understand all about the world around them. An ignorant person is so confident they comprehend the truth, that they are blind to the greater truth. Anton Chekhov and Sophocles deal with the idea of this sinful pride that leads to ignorance in their respective works, The Cherry Orchard and Oedipus Rex. In each drama, certain characters are slapped in the face with the truth; the light is revealed....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Loneliness in William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily and Anton Chekhov's Misery

- Loneliness in William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily and Anton Chekhov's Misery Although the authors, setting, and time period of each story is unique, the character of Miss Emily in "A Rose For Emily" by William Faulkner and Iona in "Misery" by Anton Chekhov share much in common.  Iona and Emily spent their entire lives searching for fulfillment. At the end of their lives they are still lonely souls - never achieving fulfillment. It is so terrible with "A Rose For Emily," the horrible feelings come up immediately when the story ends with two dead bodies in the old and dirty house....   [tags: A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner]

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The Lady With The Dog by Anton Chekhov and A Respectable Woman by Kate Chopin

- In reading the short story The Lady With The Pet Dog by Anton Chekhov and A Respectable Woman by Kate Chopin one can see key similarities of the two works. The short story by Anton Checkov deals with a man and a woman who are both married but regardless of this fact they fall in love with each other and have a secret affair. The short story by Kate Chopin deals with a married woman who is tempted to have an affair with one of her husbands friends, but she resist unlike the characters in The Lady With The Pet Dog....   [tags: Compare Contrast, Comparing]

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Why Didn't You Get Me Out by Frank Anton

- Why Didn't You Get Me Out by Frank Anton " Why Didn't You Get Me Out", by Frank Anton. This book was about the trials and anguish of being a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. He spent five years in four different prisoner of war camps and one POW prison in Hanoi, in which he spent the remainder of his imprisonment. This book talked about the ordeals he went through dealing with malnutrition, torture , the possibility of not being returned to life as he knew it, and about the trials of being isolated from the world, the will to survive, and despair of your country knowing where you were at and doing nothing about it....   [tags: Vietnam Frank Anton Book Review]

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The Lady with the Pet Dog

- A story of lost and born again love: both Anton Chekhov's 1899 original as well as Joyce Carol Oates' version of "The Lady with the Pet Dog" deal with the love lives and the unhappiness of two individuals. Anton Chekhov tells the story of Gurov – a well-todo man from Moscow who is disillusioned by his unfulfilling marriage. During a vacation in Yalta, Gurov is acquainted with Anna, a young, upper-class lady who, as it turns out, is similarly disappointed with her love-life and husband. What starts out as a simple affair between Gurov and the Anna turns into a relationship which neither want to give up....   [tags: Anton Chekhov, Joyce Carol Oates]

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Overlooked And Disrespected : How Children Are Treated By Adults

- Overlooked and Disrespected: How Children are Treated by Adults Young children have active imaginations and need time to express themselves whether it is through their words, their actions, or through fun and games. However, more often than not adults deprive children of the opportunity to do so. They are hurt in the process and grow to treat others the way they have been treated; poorly. In Anton Chekhov’s “A Trifle from Life” the mother’s boyfriend takes advantage of and disrespects a young boy named Alyosha when Alyosha tells a story to him....   [tags: Childhood, Child, Anton Chekhov, The Child]

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Lady With The Pet Dog And Yellow Woman

- Lady with the Pet Dog and Yellow Woman Leslie Marmon Silko is a Native American writer who wrote “Yellow Woman” in 1974. “Lady with the Pet Dog” is written by the late Anton Chekhov in 1899. Chekov is known as one of the best short story writers of all time. The two stories relate to one another even though the stories were both written during different periods of time. Both authors have a distinct setting that sets up both stories. Silko and Chekov share the ability to shape plot, point of view, and character through the setting they have created for the stories....   [tags: Anton Chekhov, Short story, Character]

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Poem Analysis : The Poem ' The Cherry Orchard '

- b. The subject of this poem is a woman in which the poet is in love with. (Hint: This is a “pure poem.”) c. The sixteen-line poem is divided into two stanzas each containing eight lines a piece. b. The poet believes that children are connected with nature but they slowly lose that connection as they grow into adults. Although the connection with nature can grow when adults has memories of their experiences with nature as a child. c. One Romantic notion present in this passage is nature. The poet concentrates on the relationship with human and nature throughout the poem....   [tags: Romanticism, Poetry, Anton Chekhov, Aesthetics]

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The Proposal Book Review and Description

- Experiencing something new is almost always a refreshing experience. Whether it be something along the lines of learning to ride a bike, discovering a hidden talent, or in my case, reading something besides a ponderous and at times depressing work of literature. Given that we are exposed to humor almost every day, it was a pleasant experience to encounter a story that relates to this component of everyday life. Anton Chekhov’s The Proposal is a comical play that is distinctive from others, given its circumstances, in the way the author has written his play, as well as how the reader can interpret what he is trying to convey....   [tags: anton chekhov, comic play, lomov]

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The Lady With The Dog

- The Lady with the Dog. "The Lady with the Dog" by Anton Chekhov was a marvelous story that expresses that love can come out of nowhere. The mood of the story in the beginning was simply just a man casually looking for an affair, and he would prey on women who are just traveling out of their city’s passing by on the streets of Yalta. The mood changes from the beginning from Dmitri, the main male character, just wanting a random hook up, to him falling madly in love with this lady that came to his city with her dog at the end....   [tags: Love, Anton Chekhov, Marriage, Wife]

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The Uncertainty of Happiness in Anton Chekhov's About Love

- In Anton Chekov's "About Love" Alekhin also known as Pavel Konstantinovich shares a story within a story about his one true love Anna Alekeevna with Burkin, the high school teacher and Ivan Inanovich, the veterinary surgeon. The story shares how he and Anna grew to share an unconditional love for each other. The two sacrificed their love for each other for the happiness of others since Anna was already married and had two children. Later on in his life, Alekhin realizes that he had missed his one chance of true love, when he had the chance they should have sacrificed everything and attempted to live a happy life together....   [tags: About Love Essays]

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Sir Anton Dolin

- Sir Anton Dolin Dancer and choreographer Anton Dolin has been called “one of the most colorful and vital figures in modern ballet.” As a member of internationally known ballet companies or as director of his own troupes, this British-born artist has toured Europe and America for the past twenty years. Anton Dolin, originally Patrick Healey-Kay, was born on July 27, 1904, in Slinfold, Sussex, England. He is one of the three sons of George Henry and Helen Maude (Healey) Kay. When he was ten years of age his parents moved from Slinfold to Brighton....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Lady With The Pet Dog

- Many face the moral question of doing what is right by society or by what is right according to their own moral code. The main characters of the short story “The Lady With The Pet Dog” by Anton Chekhov are forced to do just that. This short story describes a couple in the early 1900s in Russia. Its plot revolves around two people finding true love; the only complication is that they are both married. The same story is then rewritten by Joyce Carol Oates and it is given a modern twist. Both of these stories show how complicated and complex love can be....   [tags: Short story, Anton Chekhov, Joyce Carol Oates]

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Kate Chopin 's An Hour And The Lottery Ticket

- Kate Chopin and Anton Chekhov incorporate imagery, short lived events, and diction into their stories, “The Story of an Hour” and “The Lottery Ticket” to reveal a series of the protagonists’ feelings. Kate Chopin employs: imagery to activate Mrs. Mallard’s feelings, particular diction to show Mrs. Mallard’s past and the possibility of her future, the events that take place in an hour are short lived to show distinct phases of emotions she experiences. On contrary, Anton Chekhov employs: imagery to activate Ivan Dmitritch’s fantasies, particular dictions to show Ivan’s present and hope for future, the events take that place are also short lived in order to reveal Ivan’s distinct inner charac...   [tags: Anton Chekhov, Short story, Time, Future]

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The Horse Is A Horse, By The Woods On A Snowy Evening

- A Horse is a Horse, of Course of Course Stop. Reflect upon a story, poem or even a play you have recently read or seen. If one were to break down the features within each, the probability of finding a person, animal or object containing a deeper meaning in the context of the entire story is extremely likely. For example: in the story A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell, the bird found within the box towards the conclusion provides symbolism of Minnie’s life; looking at Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening, the poem written by Robert Frost, the woods symbolize the journey of life and the thought of death; and now looking at the play The Bear, written by Anton Chekhov, even Toby the hors...   [tags: Anton Chekhov, Short story, Love, Life]

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Report Of Ascend By Dr. Anton

- Report of Ascend This book was so much fun reading. Dr. Anton makes this book like a novel, and he uses stories to explain how to forge a path to the true self. There are lots of metaphors, such as the mount and the emblems. But they are not too difficult to understand. That is very marvelous. Dr. Anton creates Anne and Adisa for the story. Anne is a shy girl who is also a mama’s girl finally becomes what she wants to be and Adisa is an invisible boy to his parents at the beginning and wants to seek for attention....   [tags: Want, Need, WANT, Thing]

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Analysis Of ' The Lady With The Dog '

- Considering the locale In the approach to understanding the underlying meaning behind a story, it is critical to sympathize that while setting and time may change, its elemental meanings remain prominent and an essential tool in the development of understanding the character’s motivations. In both Anton Chekhov and Ernest Hemingway’s short stories, they both utilize the ability to manipulate their settings in order to emphasize what they want their characters to depict, especially within “The Lady with the Dog”, and “Hills Like White Elephants.” Both stories compromise the significant analysis of setting to take the reader on a journey that illustrates the structure and main proposition...   [tags: Short story, Anton Chekhov, Season, Fiction]

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The Theory Of Anton Seminovich Makarenko

- As an educator my main is to help children to become pedagogically and academically successful. In order to be useful in the society in which they live they need to get a well-balanced education. Besides, we need to offer them a safe and fun environment as they learn. It is equally important, that both teachers and parents should play a decisive role in reinforce children’s emotionally, intellectually, and socially. The theory I agree with and the one I would like to base the teaching process is the theory of Anton Seminovich Makarenko....   [tags: Learning, Education, Psychology, Childhood]

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