Analysis Of Chekhov's ' The Lady With The Dog '

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In Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Dog”, setting is a big part of the story; it is used to indicate the passing of time and to indicate that the characters’ are trying to escape their everyday lives. In Hemingway’s “ Hills Like White Elephants”, Hemingway uses setting and character language in order to convey, but not say the topic of the characters conversation. Chekhov and Hemingway use biographical references throughout their works in order to create more complex characters and settings. Anton Chekhov, born in Taganrog, Russia on January 17, 1860, was considered the father of the modern short story and modern play. In 1875, his father lost his business and was forced to leave to find work in Moscow in order to pay off his debt. Anton and his three younger siblings were left with their mother, Yevgeniya, after a while they lost their home and decided to move to Moscow to be with Chekhov’s father. Chekhov, who was left behind in Taganrog to finish his schooling, helped his family financially by tutoring children in Taganrog. He found work in a clothing warehouse until he finished his final exams. After school, he joined his family in Moscow, where he continued his studies in the medical field at the University of Moscow. Chekhov used his own experiences of living in Moscow in his short story “The Lady With the Dog”. In “The Lady with the Dog”, Gurov lives in Moscow, but meets Anna Sergeyevna in Yalta. They spent a month together in Yalta and “at first it is not Anna in
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