In William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 151 he writes, “Love is too young to know what conscience is;” (CITE). This quote describes the character, Mrs. Popov, in Anton Chekhov’s play, “The Brute”, because her moral standards changed in the name of love. This play is about how a woman stayed dedicated to her deceased husband, but ironically falls for the first man, Mr. Smirnov, she sees after seven months of being cooped up in her house. The theme of this drama is that love fades because by the end of the play she’s moved on with Mr. Smirnov. Chekhov uses symbolism, his title, and the character’s sudden epiphany to prove this theme throughout the story.
Her disdain for her situation reflects the dissatisfaction of noble life, and a lack of perspective of how much has been stacked in her favor. Anton Chekhov uses Olga, and her attitude, to portray the disconnect between nobility and the average
Both the narrator and the protagonist, Chichikov, ignore the individualities of people of lower social standing, the architype of which is the Russian peasant. Gogol tacitly contributes to the idea of people easily blurred into anonymity in a crowd by introducing countless peasants whose stories are not returned to or
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov’s Three Years (1895) was written a decade before the Revolution of 1905—A period of marked lull that preceded the Revolution wherein the intellectuals either harboured a hope for a resurgent Russia or some (like Chekhov) viewed present with a critical eye knowing that dreams of a rosy future need more than just dreaming. This transitory phase had its tremendous impact on the Russian life and character. In the present paper, I am analyzing one of Chekhov’s work Three Years which sets its characters against the milieu of a pre-revolutionary Russia showing how the passage of time not only determines the work of art per se but human relationships as well: My prime focus being the marriage at the heart of the story—that of Yulia and Laptev. Not only serial time but historical time as well finds a deep
“The Problem” by Anton Chekhov focuses more on characters’ thoughts, moods, and surrounding atmosphere rather than plot of external actions. Anton Chekhov is talented at capturing the inner lives of the characters in the story. In the story The Problem, there were many conflict between Sasha and his uncles and also between both of his uncle, Colonel and Ivan Markovitch about Sasha debt. Anton Chekhov develop the character Sasha by bringing the character inner thoughts and feelings to help understand what type of character is Sasha. The theme of this story is to determent will Sasha behavior will change, through the conflict between his uncles.
After finding out he was a descendant of a family of slaves, he wanted to live life to the fullest and freely as he could. He was also diagnosed with tuberculosis at an early age. Determined for a good life, he did all he that he could in his lifetime. Some say that if he would have lived just a little bit longer, he may have seen the whole world. Chekhov’s life was also full of abuse.
In the play Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare, there are many important moments leading to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet’s fatalities at the end of the play were caused by a variety of actions, yet the trait of greed is the most prominent. The characteristic of greed is built into every character in the play. However, the characters are greedy in different ways. Montague and Capulet are greedy because they refused to end their dispute even though it brought harm to their family and citizens.
The Russians were becoming frustrated with their monarchy and were attracted by the rising popularity of communism. It was socialism that led to Russia becoming a communist country. The workers and peasants wanted to emerge from their condition of poverty to a class who had power. Chekhov introduces the concept of socialism in Gooseberries through his tale of Nikolay, a dictator, who mistreats those serving him, the workers and peasants. Ivan reflects on the subject and bursts into a passionate speech in the end of the story and says, “the insolence and idleness of the strong, the ignorance and brutishness of the weak, incredible poverty all about us, overcrowding, degeneration, drunkenness, hypocrisy, lying.
In Shakespeare’s play, Othello, the storyline demonstrates male-dominance over the female characters, therefore marginalizing the role of feminism in the play. There are three female characters who play an important role in the Othello, each of whom showed true love and affection towards their men and yet were rejected and became a symbol of suspicion in the tragedy. The story line of Othello contains many problematic complications, all leading towards the ending tragedy, but one of the main conceptions supported throughout the play revolves around the female characters who become victims in the men dominant society. Othello's tragedy in the play happens as a result of men's misunderstandings of women and women's inability to protect themselves
Shakespeare shares his contemporaries ' attitudes to women, but integrates them into his realization of individual character. He shows how preconceptions about women in general damage individuals, and limit the experience of love. The dramatists’ close contact with conflicting ideals and prejudices relating to women outside the theatre contributes to the richness and vitality of Jacobean drama. Elements of sexism and misogyny are prevalent in most Jacobean drama, where the female characters are portrayed as embodying the above traits, and whose sole purposes are to be divided off in to pieces that please their male counterparts. Yet also some women of the Jacobean period end up subverting gender roles, and using the conventions of masculinity to play against their male opposites.