Anton Chekhov: the Father of the Modern the Modern Character

1270 WordsApr 19, 20136 Pages
A very controversial writer of his time, Anton Chekhov, was a man who overcame numerous difficulties throughout his lifetime. Anton Chekhov was a Russian dramatist and author; many consider him to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His plays and short stories are held in high esteem by scholars worldwide. From the beginning of his writing career, Anton Chekhov was recognized for his originality, and through the perception of his characters and short stories he managed to change the future with his non-formulaic endings, and critical modern characters. Anton Chekhov was born in Taganrog, Southern Russia on January 17th, 1860. His ancestry consider of his father, Paul, who operated a small grocery store, and his…show more content…
A majority of his work is focused around very ordinary and common children, men and women. Most of his stories focused around relationship between people in small towns and villages. He embraced different principles that allowed his writing to stay on track with his standards. Chekhov did not write in a lengthy manner, and used this in order to maintain objective. He did not deceive the viewers and or readers of the descriptions of persons and objects. Most of his stories had audacity and originality, fleeing the stereotype. As time progressed and his writing became more consistent, Anton Chekhov began to gain compassion for writing, thus as a result of this compassion his “fruitful years” came about. (Andrey Shcherbenok) Many of the most famous works of Anton Chekhov were his short stories. Numerous considered him to be the father of the short story. Ironically, Anton Chekhov created an often formulaic and paradigmatic form of writing. In order to gain the readers or viewers’ attention, Chekhov utilized realism to an extent that the reader or viewer can almost picture themselves in the characters position. He mimicking reality Chekhov can transport the reader into familiar lives. Anton Chekhov achieves this sense of reality by allowing the readers to have a self-revelation. This self-revelation is portrayed by the dialogue of the actual characters in his narratives. A
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