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  • The Lady With The Pet Dog Analysis

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    In Anton Chekhov 's story "The Lady With the Pet Dog" the main themes in the story are romance and deception, which both completely contradict each other. In this story there was no climax or conclusion but Chekhov wrote it in a way that keeps readers engaged. There seems to be almost no point to this story by the end, however with Chekhov 's writing technique he was able to create a story that draws readers’ attention. There were multiple internal conflicts in "The Lady With the Pet Dog” that the

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

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    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. However, Chekhov's point of view on Gurov's affair was seen as positive

  • Realism and Gods Presence is a Crucial Part of all Social Anthropology.

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    the supernatural presence of God is a practical subject in realistic theatre because it is a common part of true, everyday life, it connects with the “inner truth” teachings of Stanislavsky, and because it is represented through characters of Anton Chekhov, a prominent realism writer. Realism uses sensitive issues like hypocrisy or failing marriages to show audiences true life. It sought to make morality and immortality indistinguishable, and dramatize touchy subjects like religion and beliefs (Wilson

  • Literary Elements In Literature

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    and symbolism. Each of them interconnects with each forming a better understanding and flow of the stories authors write. Some examples of authors from different time periods that maintained the fundamental elements are Nathanial Hawthorne, Anton Chekhov, Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Franz Kafka. Their specific works that exemplify the literary fundamentals of character, themes, and symbolism is “How I met my Husband,” “Metamorphosis”, “Happy Ending”, “Misery”, and “Young Goodman Brown.” A common

  • Summary Of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov's Ionych?

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    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

  • The Nina Variations

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    analysis’ to understand all of the possible interactions these characters could have had. It led me to question the endings of the works that ... ... middle of paper ... ... (Chekhov). Further, he has stated that “The artist must not be the judge of his characters and of their conventions, but merely an impartial witness” (Chekhov). He has been very influential in the evolution of the short story because of his “stream-of-consciousness” which is exemplified by Daisy in The Stone Diaries. Although there

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

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    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

  • An Examination of Wealth as a Determinant of Freedom in a Doll's House and the Cherry Orchard

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    the major obstacle plaguing those in the plays. Delving further, it is apparent that the lack of psychological freedom is the prevailing dilemma, as can be seen when financial difficulties are overcome and the caged atmosphere remains. Ibsen and Chekhov both initially stress the theme of wealth and money is viewed as the foundation for freedom, but later reveal that psychological freedom can only be achieved through other means. The illusion of financial distress being the dominant obstacle is

  • Chekhov's Vanka - The Pathos of Vanka

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    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

  • “The Horse Dealer's Daughter” and “The lady with the dog”

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    its completely unintentional, the good doctor was merely making his rounds to the people of his city when the euphoria of Mable at her father’s grave swept him to follow her that night. In the short story, “The Lady with The Dog” written by Anton Chekhov, Anna the female main character was only intended as another sexual conquest it was only after Gustov had her that he could not let go. Within both short stories there are many similarities as well as differences in the plots and what they present