Anton Chekhov Essays

  • 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

  • The Bet Anton Chekhov Analysis

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    favorite item? Anton Chekhov wrote a story about a bet and the what was gained or lost from it. Chekhov was a Russian writer and doctor and lived from 1860 - 1904. He married in 1901 to actress Olga Knipper who acted at the Moscow Art Theater. In his short story “The Bet”, Chekhov uses internal and external conflict to emphasize the importance of individuality. A banker and a guest at his party undergo a bet that later shows how an individual can change, improve or stay the same. Anton Chekhov was born

  • The Problem Anton Chekhov Analysis

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    “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

  • Symbolism In 'The Oyster' By Anton Chekhov

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    The “Oyster” originally written by Anton Chekhov in 1884 essentially emphasizes massive inequalities, brutal discriminations, and severe prejudices through the disparity between the aristocracy and the proletariat in which as well juxtaposes between civilization and survival. The symbolism of oyster exemplifies innocence, virginity, and youth’s attributes which shown through protagonist’s, an anonymous boy, illiterate action toward the aristocratic society. The setting has already created a stereotypical

  • An Actor Prepares: An Actor Konstantin Stanislavski

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    An Actor Prepares is the first in a series of books about acting by Russian actor Konstantin Stanislavski. The series continues with Building a Character and Creating a Role. His original plan was to publish a single volume work in Russian consisting of the first two books. The first, however, was published as a stand-alone text in English with World War II delaying the publication of the second for a decade. Stanislavski was a well known character actor and director who developed a reputation as

  • Home Anton Chekhov Analysis

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    seven year old functions or the thoughts that run through it? In the story “Home” by Anton Chekhov, Seryozha is a little boy who got caught smoking by Natalya, the governess. Natalya told Yevgeny, Seryozha’s father; that he was smoking. Seryozha learned from his father just how dangerous it is to smoke as a seven year old boy and realized he needed to stop. After meticulously analyzing, “Home” by Anton Chekhov, the use of psychoanalytic criticism represents Seryozha as a flamboyant character because

  • Character Analysis: I Capture The Castle

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    I Capture the Castle Picture yourself in an old medieval castle near the coast. This place you call your home, is keeping you from living to the fullest. Do you choose to make the best of your situation or do you run away from your problems? "I Capture the Castle" is the story of the Mortmain family living in a castle in 1930s England. The story is revealed through the journal entries of 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain who writes every day to perfect her writing skills. Dodie Smith, the author,

  • Greed In Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell Tale Heart

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    Greed is a terrible thing that can tear family and friendships apart. The Whites’ greed killed their son, Herbert, because of their greed. But they didn’t know that their actions would cause his death. They family wished for 200 pounds (277.74 American dollars). In the short story the Monkey’s Paw, the Whites learned that greed can bring consequences that both are good and bad. And the thrill of horror is a great thing that some authors can bend to their will and create a suspenseful story, "It took

  • Symbolism In The Tiger's Bride

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    The white rose in Carter’s The Tiger’s Bride is a metaphor that represents the female protagonist throughout the story. The story also had some other themes of the superiority of masculinity. The father was heavily addicted to gambling, and continued to bet all his money and possessions away. The daughter had to watch her sick father deal her life anyway for the pleasure of possibly winning big. The beast hands her a white rose when she and the father enter the house. She starts tearing apart the

  • Gender Roles In Parenting

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    Gender roles are norms set by society on how one should act and behave according to their sex. Gender roles are acquired through our environment, from how other people act and behave and from the task that men and women do based on their culture and norm (Lipsitz 1981). The specific role of male and female parents vary depending on the cultures and norms. Lipsitz argued that all societies specify adult roles base on the sex (1981). Gender influences the role and expectations in the society and in

  • Symbolism Of Happiness In Station Eleven

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    Station Eleven and I: What is Happiness? Happiness is being around your self-chosen family with a career in a profession that simultaneously gives you purpose and help improve our society. It is the feeling of comfort and being considerate of others. The novel Station Eleven has many different definitions of happiness as defined by various characters within the book. The character, Jeevan Chaudhary and I define happiness in exceedingly similar ways because we prioritize similar things in our lives

  • Response To Raymond Carver's Cathedral

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    The author use of the title “Cathedral” was misleading at first. “Cathedral” is about a husband who had an interesting experience with his wife’s blind friend. The narrator, also known as the husband, had difficulty understanding other people thoughts and personal feelings. The narrator knew how important the blind man is to his wife, yet he still makes careless jokes about him. “Maybe I could take him bowling” was a comment made by the narrator after finding out that the blind man was staying over

  • First Impressions In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

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    Short stories often give the illusion that there is more to tell from the character than what meets the reader’s eye. When reading a story, people may make assumptions as to what kind of characters are going to be in the story, and how they are going to act throughout. They set the mood for the story. Characters can either leave negative or positive first impressions. In Raymond Carver’s Cathedral, the husband comes off as a very irritated and mean character. When reading the first line of this

  • Comparing Epiphanies In Araby And Raymond Carver's Cathedral

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    The narrators in both “Araby” by James Joyce and “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver tell two different life stories about two unique journeys; however, they both experience epiphanies at the very end of their stories. “Araby” takes place in North Richmond Street—a run-down neighborhood in Dublin, Ireland where the main character—a teenage boy is living. He has a secret crush on a girl and tries to keep a precious promise to her about bringing her something from the bazaar. However, he arrives at the bazaar

  • Literary Elements In Raymond Carver's Everything Stuck To Him

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    Certain literary elements, when used with style and strategy, can significantly enhance the quality of a story. In "Everything Stuck to Him," by Raymond Carver, literary elements such as his minimalist style, symbols, and indirect characterization enrich the story. Carver uses concise language in this short story. This has the effect of making this story feel very simple at first glance. This simplicity of the story takes out the author's feelings and opinions and allows the reader to insert their

  • Little Things Raymond Carver Analysis

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    In his short story, “Little Things,” Raymond Carver uses a mixture of imagery and symbolism to argue that the main characters of his story do not have their child’s best interests at heart and, therefore, do notgh deserve the child. Its similarity to the well-known Bible story of Solomon’s choice also helps Carver make his point. In the story, King Solomon is presented with a child and two women whom both claim that they are this child’s real mother. Solomon asks for a sword and says he will cut

  • The Lady Of The Pet Dog

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    I am sure that it is hard to think of a Chekhov play or story in which no death occurs; however, the short story "The Lady with the Pet Dog" is an apparent exception. In this case, no one in the story dies or has died. Yet within the story, Chekhov ensures that there is a hint of death in the air. Gurov 's spiritual journey and his transformation from woman enthusiast to a man tenderly devoted

  • Importance Of Dreams And Dreams In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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    In the 1900’s, many were in poverty and losing their jobs. They were running out of money and didn’t have many places to go. People had endless hopes and dreams that they wanted to accomplish, but with the circumstances at the time it was difficult for certain dreams to come true. In the book written by John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men, there are multiple characters that all have fulfillments they want to accomplish in their life,but unfortunately they weren’t able to complete the goals they had set

  • Oppression In Kate Chopin's The Story Of An Hour

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    The topic I chose to conduct my research on is the short story “The Story of an Hour”, by Kate Chopin. While reading this story the deeper meaning may not be initially apparent, but after some careful analyzation it is clear what led to Mrs. Mallard’s demise. I have chosen to conduct my research on “The Story of an Hour” because I previously studied it in my Intro to Fiction course last semester and it’s impactful message stood out. The deeper message being communicated through “The Story of an

  • What Is The Theme Of The Swimmer By John Cheever

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    In the short story ‘‘The Swimmer’’, written by John Cheever and published in the ‘’The Brigadier’’[1], we follow Neddy (Ned) Merrill through his journey home. While Ned swims home through the pools in his neighbourhood, the people around him change and some are not where they are supposed to be, and his memory fails him. When he finally arrives at his destination, he notices that something is terribly wrong. The main character and protagonist in the story is Neddy Merrill, who decides to go home