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    artistic expression. Now, if Anton Chekhov was your doctor then there could be a possibility for some discussion about The Cherry Orchard, The Sea Gull, or The Three Sisters while he was giving you your yearly physical. That’s because Chekhov was one of the most influential playwrights of his time and our time as well. Chekhov was many things such as a physician, a master of the short story, and he had a small but profound career in writing plays. Anton Chekhov lived an interesting life, which

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    the use of irony in, “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov, illustrates the characters and their opposing speculations that demonstrate the importance of human life and confinement. Relating to the thesis of the short story, there are three main points that irony plays a key role on. To begin with, there are the two main character’s roles that guide the reader though both perspectives of their conflicts. There are also main points in their dialect and involvement that Chekhov used to help the reader understand

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    “The Bet”, by Anton Chekhov, is an original story that is about a Banker and a Lawyer. Chekhov uses many elements of literature to show that society’s opinion on prison has different viewpoints. Through this story Chekhov writes about two modern sides of prison, capital punishment and life imprisonment. He writes about a Banker and a Lawyer that set a foolish bet of two million dollars for fifteen years in solitary confinement. Anton Chekhov, shows this story through characterization and imagery

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    Anton Chekhov, like Henrik Ibsen, is considered a prominent writer on culture and society. Chekhov’s works are noteworthy, in part, because of the lives they portray. In The Cherry Orchard, he writes of a world shackled by a caste system, and he exposes the need for reform. As the title states, the play is set in a cherry orchard. The play revolves around an aristocratic family and other minor characters, but the problem is the family is broke. Chekhov uses the symbolic characters’ memories as a

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    Anton Chekhov was one of the most well known and respected Russian authors to ever live. He is well known for his literary plays. For example, The Cherry Orchard was considered by many people to be the greatest play. But like most things in life hard work and deduction have to pave the road to success. before everything, he had a beginning. Chekhov’s grandfather was the person who bought Chekhov’s freedom; The grandfather was a serf. Chekhov was born in a small town called Taganrog where his father

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    contains a hint of comedy that originates from the country of Russia, by way of the author Anton Chekhov. The drama is centered around Russia’s popular form of slavery, which is the acquisition of a serf. Contrary to theatrical or modern conceptions of slavery, the contract between a serf and their owner could be dismissed on the grounds of buying your freedom. In correspondence with the history of Russia, Chekhov expands on the meaning of freedom by interpreting the influence of money, the radical change

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    Research Paper Anton Chekhov was a playwright and author who is called one of the greatest writers of short stories history. He was born January 29, 1860 in Taganrog, Russia. Chekhov died July 15, 1904 in Badenweiler, Germany he was staying in a health resort. When Chekhov was born his father, Pavel, was a grocer with many troubles, yet his mother, Yevgeniya, loved storytelling and she shared that passion with him and his five siblings. In 1875 Pavel’s business went down so he decided to take his

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    Anton Chekhov in “the Lady with the Dog,” brilliantly displays the quest of one man to find happiness. Anton Chekhov’s short story, The Lady with the Little Dog, is the simple story of a philandering married man who finally falls in love with an unhappily married woman with whom he has an affair.  Though it is a remarkably simple plot, the story is compelling to read because Chekhov’s use of two effective plot devices with diction and symbolism. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in the small seaport

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    the short story, “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov, a banker and a young man make a bet with each other based on capital punishment and whether the death penalty is better or worse than life in prison. The terms of the wager state that if the lawyer can live in solitary confinement for fifteen years, he will be given two million dollars. When examining the story, the Marxist lens would offer an insight to the ability of symbols and its forms, styles and, meanings. Chekhov connects these themes by utilizing

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    Everyone has a different perspective of what love really is. People can fall in love or believe they are in love because of physical attraction. Some may believe that lust can become into something more. In the short story, “Lady with Lapdog” by Anton Chekhov translated by David Magarshack, the main protagonist Gurov is married with a twelve-year-old daughter and two sons. He is not extremely happy with his family life so he likes to have small affairs to get away from it. As the plot develops he meets

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