Comparing Anton Chekhov's The Lady With The Pet Dog

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The first comparison is about the structures of the events in both stories. In Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Pet Dog” the story has a beginning, middle, and end; for example, the story begins with this line, “A new person, it was said, had appeared on the esplanade: a lady with a pet dog” (Chekhov 213). This is kind of the story beginning to introduce the characters and setting for the story to get an idea. Further on in the story it goes it goes through chronological through the story till the very end. On the other hand, Oates’s story goes around in a circle that ends at the first scene mentioned; for example, the beginning scene states, “Don’t cry, my darling,” he said. “You’ve had your cry; that’s enough. . . . Let us talk now, let us think

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