Comparing Love In Lady With The Lapdog And The Storm

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You can either love or be loved. There usually is not a choice of having both. Chekov and Chopin give examples of both situations in "Lady With the Lapdog" and "The Storm". Are feelings of love ever 100% mutual? In Chekov 's "Lady With the Lapdog" Ana is seen to be controlled by Dmitri. She seems to have feelings for him but does not do much in pursuing him. Dmitri sees her as an easy target. A dimwitted girl not much better than her dog. He pursues her as a game, some sort of entertainment. And controls the outcome of the relationship due to his persistence. In life, people can either be loved, or be in love. People may think you can have both, but that is rarely true. “ He had first begun deceiving her long ago and he was now constantly unfaithful…show more content…
Dmitri had scores of women in his past who loved him and still he said, " There had been all sorts of things between them, but never love. In "The Storm" by Chopin Calixta is seen being married for security and to keep her good name. In this short story, it is believed that Calixta is not in love with her husband but rather Alce. She married her husband because there was no other option and though he was not who she imagined herself with him he offered protection and he loved her. It was better to be loved than being in love with her case. Alce on the other hand also did not love his wife, nor did she love him. He like Dmitri married for social reasons. In "The Storm" by Chopin Calixta is seen being married for security and to keep her good name. In this short story, it is believed that Calixta is not in love with her husband but rather Alce. She married her husband because there was no other option and though he was not who she imagined herself with he offered protection and he loved her. It was better to be loved than being in love with her case. Alce on the other hand also did not love his wife, nor did she love him. He like Dmitri married for social reasons. and Calixta were in a relationship in the past.Things did not work out between them and they married different people. While they both seem rather unhappy with their spouses they remain in their relationships. When Alce happens upon Calixta’s home during a storm all the old feelings he had for her reemerges. Not just for him alone, but for Calixta as well. Alce then pursued her knowing she was of a feeble mind and easily
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