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Chekhov's Vanka - The Pathos of Vanka

- Chekhov's Vanka - The Pathos of Vanka   Immediately following Chekhov's death, the Russian philosopher Shestov (1866-1938) wrote an essay entitled "Creation from the Void," in which he stated, "Chekhov was a singer of hopelessness . . . Chekhov did only one thing: In one way or another he smashed human hopes." Anton Chekhov's "Vanka" accomplishes that quite thoroughly. Vanka, the only active character, believes himself beset on all sides by his bleak world and relies on his own innocence and naiveté to shield him....   [tags: Vanka Essays]

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Comparing Maupassant's Necklace and Chekov's Vanka

- Narrators and Sympathy in Maupassant's Necklace and Chekov's Vanka       In Guy de "The Necklace" and Anton Chekov's "Vanka," the narrators' attitudes are unsympathetic toward the protagonists Mathilde and Vanka. However, where the narrator of "The Necklace" feels outright hostility toward Mathilde, the narrator of "Vanka" voices his opinion more passively by pointing out the flaws in Vanka's wishful thinking. In "The Necklace," the narrator's unsympathetic feelings toward Mathilde are made evident in the first paragraph when he states, "she had no dowry, no expectations, no means of being known, understood, loved, wedded by an rich and distinguished man; and she let herself be married t...   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Comapring Sympathy For Characters in O. Henry's Furnished Room and Chekov's Vanka

- Sympathy For Characters in O. Henry's Furnished Room and Chekov's Vanka   Two Works Cited  The narrators in both O. Henry's "The Furnished Room" and Anton Chekov's "Vanka" view their protagonists as desperate and helpless in a world of cold realism. With tones rich in sympathy, the narrators in both stories take pity on their characters. Both characters have yet to understand that realistically they have little control of the dismal life they lead; instead, their surroundings have more of an impact on their life....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Analysis Of ' The 's Tragedy '

- Vanka’s Tragedy The nine year old Vanka is kneeling in the front of the bench; he writes a letter in the dark room where candles are the only source of light. He constantly looks around: at the door and windows, he wants to make sure that no one sees what he is doing. The boy is orphan and the only family member he has is his grandfather Konstantin Macaritch. Vanka writes a letter, begging his grandfather to come to Moscow, a capital of Russia. The boy wants his grandfather take him back to the village because new master and mistress offend, beat and let him to starve....   [tags: Christmas, Christmas tree, Tree, Family]

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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 home we had to sing...   [tags: An Attack of Nerves, Three Years]

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