In The Lady With The Dog By Anton Chekhov

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In the Hills Like Elephants by Ernest Hemingway and the Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov. The setting of the story is important because it defines the characters. In Hills Like Elephant by Hemingway takes place in Ebro, Spain. In the Lady with the Dog takes place in Russia. The authors, Hemingway and Chekhov use the setting to illustrate reliance, communication and conflict in the themes. As a starting point, in Hills Like Elephant By Hemingway, the story begins with two couples Jig and American setting at the train station in Spain. They are at a crossroads, unsure of which direction to take as can be seen through the conversation they have. He symbolism he uses like a train station to suggest that there are two ways that Jig can go.…show more content…
Moreover, in The Lady with the Dog by Chekhov, the story begins in Yalta, Russia city on the Black Sea. The main characters are guests at a hotel and it is summer since the people eat outside in the gardens. It is the garden where Dmitri Gurov and Anna Sergeeyna meet. As the author Connolly, Julian W. " The Lady with the Dog" says in the article that, " Chekhov’s characters aspire to the kind of beauty and dignity glimpsed by Gurov as he sat with Anna Sergeevna by the sea outside Yalta. Chekhov’s narrative illuminates both the value of this ideal and the difficulty of attaining it." Moreover, the setting shifts to Oreanda where Dmitri and Anna go after they spend their first night together. Chekhov creates an image of Oreanda where Dmitri sits and contemplates his life in Moscow and life in Yalta. Dmitri sits next to Anna and he takes advantage of opportunity to be himself. The expression of this passage to shows a thoughtful side of Dmitri 's personality as well as his romanticism. Additionally, as the author uses this phrase " the sea, mountains, clouds, the open sky" ( Chekhov 255). Chekhov uses this sentence to illustrate a calm atmosphere. Another setting of the story is Moscow, where Dmitri lives with his wife and children. It is cold and dark, as the author says in the story" In the morning it was still dark when the children were having breakfast and getting ready for school." ( Chekhov 257) He uses this phrase to show Dmitri 's mind while he is there without
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