Chekov Essays

  • Examples Of Imperialism In Star Trek

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    Undercurrents of Imperialism and Colonialism in Star Trek Star Trek mirrored the Cold War/Vietnam paranoia of the late sixties—in command of the Enterprise, the Federation had an uneasy peace with its adversaries, the Klingons and Romulans (there were many episodes that came down to Kirk vs. the Klingons). In one episode Kirk and his Klingon counterpart each tried to influence an emerging culture to see things their way—remember Vietnam, Chile, and El Salvador? In another, Kirk and Spock were

  • A Theater of My Own

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    Strindberg's Motherlove. I played the mother. We explored the work in class and interpreted it aloud in rehearsal after school. We wrote papers and memorized text, learning the language of our character. In her classroom and on her stage, we played Chekov, Wilde, Coward, O'Casey and Shakespeare. Just as my grandmother revealed to me the drama of theater, Mrs. Doyle introduced me to its literature. During my sophomore year, I acted in Ionesco's The Bald Soprano. After I read it in French as La Cantatrice

  • Comedy and Tragedy in The Cherry Orchard

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    Comedy and Tragedy in The Cherry Orchard Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard serves as a glimpse into the lives of upper middle-class Russians at the turn of the century. The play at times seems to be a regretful account of past mistakes, but at other times it seems very comedic. The final outcome tends to classify it primarily as a tragedy with no shortage of lighthearted moments. It invokes many feelings within the reader: joy, regret, pity, and anger are all expressed among the interactions

  • Anton Chekhov Biography

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    Anton Chekhov, was the exception. Though he lived to be a figure of prestige and wealth, well among the few, fortunate and hated Russian beorgousie, Chekov possessed a background of humble origins. It was for this reason that the legacy of Chekov was fully annexed into the new age of Russian culture as it did so flourish in the age before. Anton Chekov was born in 1860 , the third among six children to a lower middle-class family. But his lineage was connected to origins of even greater obscurity

  • Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard

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    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

  • Critique of "The Darling"

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    the male spouse for identity. For a woman to become a "wife" was a defining role in women's lives back then, especially within the eastern European cultures. Sadly, marriage is not always shown to be flowery and romantic as expected. Although Anton Chekov portrays his protagonist character Olga as kind hearted and attractive and favored, she often longs for “love” from the male gender, and serves as the embodiment of female disempowerment. From Olga’s perspective as the story is told, “she cannot exist

  • A Comparison of Realism in Uncle Vanya and A Doll's House

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    audience on how to solve their own problem. Henrik Ibsen and Anton Chekov both provide unique analysis on issues their culture never thought as wrong. In the play A Doll's House Ibsen tackles women's rights as a matter of importance being neglected. In his play he acknowledges the fact that in nineteenth century European life the role of the women was to stay home, raise the children, and attend to her husband. Chekov illustrates the role of a dysfunctional family and how its members are effected

  • Comparing Maupassant's Necklace and Chekov's Vanka

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    to laugh at the characters because all of their hard work and troubles were for nothing; Mathilde lost her youth and beauty for a fake necklace; Vanka wasted his hopes on a letter that will never arrive at its destination. Works Cited Chekov, Anton. "Vanka." Understanding Fiction. 3rd ed. Eds. Clanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hill, 1979. 46-49 de Maupassant, Guy. "The Necklace." Understanding Fiction. 3rd ed. Eds. Clanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren

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

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    two stories thirsty for empathy. The naivity that both characters have towards the deceit in their surroundings, as well as their lack of control in events which they endure, cause both characters to be helpless in a cruel world. Works Cited Chekov, Anton. "Vanka." Understanding Fiction. 3rd ed. Eds. Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. Englewood Cliff, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1979. 46-49. Henry, O. "The Furnished Room." Understanding Fiction. 3rd Edition. Eds. Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn

  • The Uncertainty of Happiness in Anton Chekhov's About Love

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    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

  • Picking Anton Chekov out of an Orchard of Playwrights

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    Anton Chekov was born in Taganrog, a port town in Rostov Oblast, Southern Russia on January 29, 1860. He was the third child born to Yevgenia Yakovlevna Morozov and Pavel Yegorovitch. Chekov grew up in a loving environment along with his five other siblings despite facing financial difficulties. Chekov and his siblings worked vigorously to help their father run his shop. However, the children still managed to enjoy their childhood by participating in social activities such as fishing, tennis as well

  • Analysis of Dostoevsky and Nietzsche's Literature

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    19th century in Germany and Russia respectively. Dostoevsky was noted for his Russian literary classics and would be responsible for a flowering of late 19th century Russian literary culture. His Russian contemporaries include Leo Tostoy and Anton Chekov. Dostoevsky’s most famous works include The Brothers Karamozov, The Idiot, and Crime and Punishment. Nietzsche is most famous for his philosophical works such as thus spoke Zarathustra. The two writers have many similarities in their philosophy. They

  • Explanation Of Love In 'Volodya' By Anton Chekov

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    The first and the second paragraph of “Volodya” by Anton Chekov reveal the three issues which faced a seventeen-year schoolboy named Volodya. The most central theme in the short story is the persistence of strange bodily desires developed by Volodya which were entirely new to him. As it appeared, it seemed to him that he was starting to be in love with a married woman whose name was Anna Fyodorovna. In rare cases like Volodya's, individuals develop sexual desires for people who are older than them

  • Loneliness in Eleanor Rigby and Misery

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    Loneliness in Eleanor Rigby and Misery The poem "Eleanor Rigby," written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, has a common theme with Anton Chekov's short story "Misery." They present to the reader the failure of the main characters to make any significant contact with other people. This failure results in an overwhelming sense of despair and loneliness. In both of these works the main characters are faced with a problem they need to resolve. Their attempts to solve these problems provide a

  • theatre Studies Portfolio.

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    Throughout the year the texts we have studied have provided us with inspiration on the topic and themes of our devised drama. The texts we have studied in Theatre Studies have been Anton Chekov’s “Three Sisters” and Sophocles’ “Antigone”, one of the three Theban plays. The link between these plays is the role of women and could be described as proto-feminist. “Antigone” shows us a woman who is prepared to go against the rule of the city and Creon, whom should be the dominant male in the play. “Three

  • The Ninny By Anton Chekov And Mrs. Bertha Flowers By Maya Angelou

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    The short stories “The Ninny” by Anton Chekov and “Mrs. Bertha Flowers” by Maya Angelou both have similar themes that explore power and privilege. Both stories explore the theme of power and privilege because there are characters who have power and privilege and characters who do not, the benefit and usefulness of having power and privilege, and both stories teach a similar lesson. Firstly, both stores similarly explore the theme of power and privilege because in both stories there are characters

  • How does Anton Chekov use symbolism to comment on political and social changes in feudal Russia in “The Cherry Orchard”?

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    How does Anton Chekov use symbolism to comment on political and social changes in feudal Russia in “The Cherry Orchard”? In Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, a unconventional but beautiful family heirloom is used as the focal point of the Ranevsky family crisis, bringing into focus everything from the changing political systems in late-19th-century Russia to the fall of the serf-feudal social structure to the family’s own emotional turmoil. The sale of the Ranevsky’s cherry orchard seems at first

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

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    unhappily married man, and a young, naïve, in-search-of-something-new, married woman, Chekov paints a picture that gives a startling representation of how these two characters are influenced by the settings in which their chronicle takes place, especially with the budding of their relationship. Taking place in Yalta, Gurov is a man that describes his wife as a woman with “limited intelligence, narrow-minded, dowdy,” (Chekov 506) and has used these human imperfections as reasons to be unfaithful. And with

  • Characteristics Of Anton Chekov's Dichotomy Of Characters

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    enable them to be both involved and uninvolved at the same time. Stories by Anton Chekov on the other hand, create duplicity between two contrasting characters that retain distinct personalities: one character being deeply inert, while the other being intensely involved. Chekov’s Ward NO. 6 and The Lady with the Little Dog each have two different characters with these contrasting identities. In both stories, Chekov creates a character that is dormant in the beginning, but at the same time observant

  • The Lady With The Lapdog Chekhov Analysis

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    with what little Chekov provides. Chekov accomplishes this task by portraying Anna's and Gurov's relationship through using a lens of representative true human behavior. Unlike a traditional romantic story, Chekov fails to provide the reader with a concrete answer to how or if the lover’s will endeavor. Furthermore, the expectations of the romantic hero and heroine are skewed when analyzing Gurov and Anna. Readers are forced use their own judgments to fill in the blanks that Chekov provides because