Essays Tagged: "Chekhov"

Chekhov's short story, The Betrothed

Chekhov's short story, The Betrothed, is about a young woman who leaves home days before her wedding ... on the opportunities given to women towards the end of the nineteenth century as can be observed in Chekhov's "The Betrothed" in comparison to Karamzin's "Poor Liza".The title Karamzin uses for his st ... s a realistic picture of a woman's life in early 19th century Russia.In his story, "The Betrothed", Chekhov depicts the life of a woman who lives in a different time, but finds herself in a similar pr ...

(5 pages) 31 0 5.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The following is a mythical analysis of "The Bear" by Anton Chekhov. The paper encompasses the author's background and the mythical content and/or analogy in his story, The Bear.

Anton Chekhov and The BearA myth is a story or part of a story that is based on tradition or legend, origi ... urvived the ages, and are often given credit for a particular path ones' life might take (24).Anton Chekhov was born on January 29, 1860 in Taganrog, Russia (Fen- intro). He was a short-story writer, ... He was a short-story writer, dramatist, and physician. The son of a grocer and grandson of a serf, Chekhov earned enduring international acclaim for his stories and plays. His early works, broad humo ...

(4 pages) 60 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

"Cherry Orchard" and Russian Society by Chekhov.

The Cherry Orchard is a play written by Chekhov. It is set in Russia during the 1800's and was written with much symbolization to the Russia ...

(2 pages) 77 1 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This essay describes Anton Chekhov's famous response, "A carrot is a carrot and nothing else is known."

A Carrot is a Carrot!!!There once lived a popular writer named Anton Chekhov. He wrote many outstanding and world renowned books and other pieces of literature. Perhaps ... known." Exactly what Anton meant by this is unknown and has had much debate.As a writer I feel that Chekhov meant that life is too much. There is no other word that can have as much meaning and weight ... ask someone the meaning of life is a silly and foolish thing to do. So, as a kind of smart remark, Chekhov replied in a way that one cannot question its truth. Such a simple a thing as a carrot does ...

(2 pages) 16 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Departure From Serfdom The Cherry Orchard Analysis

The Cherry OrchardBy Anton ChekhovDeparture from SerfdomThe Cherry Orchard was penned in the middle of one the greatest ages of ... e middle of one the greatest ages of social upheaval in the history of the world. Its author, Anton Chekhov, was born in Russia in 1860, the year before Alexander II, czar of Russia, abolished servitu ... de. Chekhov's grandfather was a servant, but his father went beyond "serfdom," and became a grocer. Chekhov elevated himself to an even higher level by becoming a doctor, a landowner, and a respected ...

(4 pages) 77 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Chekhov's Love Talent: "Angle [The Darling]" and "The Lady with the Little Dog" Compare and contrast foreshadowing, setting, and characterization elements of fiction in both stories.

Chekhov's Love TalentThe love relationships that strain traditional relationships in both "Angel [Th ... l relationships in both "Angel [The Darling]" and "The Lady with the Little Dog" by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov are similar in how they depict foreshadowing, yet the stories develop differently, skipping ... ries develop differently, skipping an introduction, jumping into developing the characters and then Chekhov begins describing the setting of the story. The foreshadowing of Chekhov has a major part in ...

(10 pages) 75 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Constantin Stanislavsky and "method acting".

coordination of all phases of production. His outstanding productions included many of the plays of Chekhov, in which he tried to strip away rhetorical clichés to enter the emotional core and c ... gave instant renown to the works of such talented writers and playwrights as Maksim Gorki and Anton Chekhov. His process of character development, the "Stanislavski Method", was the catalyst for metho ...

(7 pages) 78 0 4.6 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Compare the dramatic representation deployed by Ibsen and Chekhov in 'The Wild Duck' and 'The Cherry Orchard'. Which of the plays do you find to be the more convincing dramatization, and why?

Anton Chekhov was so bored by Ibsen's 'The Wild Duck' he remarked that "Ibsen does not know life" and that ... he remarked that "Ibsen does not know life" and that "Ibsen is no dramatist"It might be argued that Chekhov felt Ibsen to be in some ways, as a thinker, too like himself.Ibsen and Chekhov share a numb ... men. Tolstoy even condemned the seagull for being like Ibsen: "mere verbiage - leading nowhere".But Chekhov employs a different technique to Ibsen to produce a sense of reality in 'The Cherry Orchard" ...

(7 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Anton Pavlovic Chekhov: "Love"

In "Love", Anton Pavlovic Chekhov underlines that the meaning of the love, the effects of it on people and the emotions when p ... girl, girl's relations, her brother, her maid and a shop man. The main characters of the story are Chekhov and the girl. Chekhov portrays himself as a man who is really in love and can forgive everyt ... is love. The other main character is the girl in her nineteen whose name is Sasha and who responses Chekhov's love.In the story, Chekhov tells what he does after he fall in love to Sasha. He cannot sl ...

(1 pages) 14 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Sins in "The Enormous Radio" by John Cheever

Known as a satiric chronicler of upper-middle-class American, John Cheever (1912-1982) is "the Chekhov of the suburbs." His works are noted for ironic sketches of domestic and expatriate New York ...

(7 pages) 26 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Chekhov's "Lady with the Pet Dog"

On the "Lady with the Pet Dog" Chekhov tells us the story of Gurov and Anna. They first meet on the Russian province of Yalta, bein ...

(1 pages) 45 0 3.4 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Symbolism in Chekhov's "The Lady With The Dog" and "The Bishop"

I think what I really like about Chekhov is the way he uses words: he does them justice by acknowledging the power they have and the ... verlooked and everything speaks to make it more realistic. Consider the bishop's young niece Katya: Chekhov does not have her knock over several dishes clumsily because he's bored, he does it to enhan ... scene had happened in real life, the young girl probably would have knocked over dishes, therefore Chekhov illustrates that in his text. One of his most famous pieces of advice stated: If you say in ...

(2 pages) 33 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Chekhov's Distinguishing Characteristics

If Mr. Anton Chekhov were part of our short story class he would have been able to fulfill most of the assignment ... calls for a simple answer and can't but wonder what that answer is, I constantly write narratives. Chekhov unlike other writers, then and now, did not take much time to set a scene or feel it was rel ... lt the reader was beyond that. He did not have to write line after line to start his story. In fact Chekhov ever did. Chekhov usually jumped right into his stories. He mastered the art of starting the ...

(3 pages) 1273 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Anton And The German

above excerpt was taken from a novel entitled Dear Writer, Dear Actress, The Love Letters of Anton Chekhov and Olga Knipper, by Jean Benedetti. The novel tells the love story between Chekhov and Knip ... correspondence over a 5-year span. I intend to tell the story of this love and relate it to Chekhov the man and the writer. I will use a short story by Chekhov entitled The Lady with a dog. Th ...

(6 pages) 4 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Contrast essay of "The Lady with the Pet Dog" by Anton Chekov and "the Lady with the Pet Dog" by Joyce Carol Oates'

a legitimate connection with someone of the opposite sex and considers women " the inferior race" (Chekhov 102). He cannot find any emotional worth in his interactions with other people, and most spe ... eckoned invitingly to the Pomeranian, and when the dog approached him, he shook his finger at it." (Chekhov 103) This action of engaging the woman's dog is the catalyst that sets off their entire rela ...

(3 pages) 62 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Born Again

Born Again: A Comparison of Two Tales of ?The Lady with the Pet Dog? by Anton Chekhov and Joyce Carol Oates While the topics of love lost and hope reborn are common themes in lit ... ce Carol Oates While the topics of love lost and hope reborn are common themes in literature, Anton Chekhov and Joyce Carol Oates tell two unconventional tales of love lost, and then born again in the ... in their versions of ?The Lady with the Pet Dog?. Reaching across time, culture and two continents, Chekhov and Oates tell tales of hidden love that reach deep into the lives, fears and hopes of marri ...

(3 pages) 387 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Born Again

Born Again: A Comparison of Two Tales of "The Lady with the Pet Dog" by Anton Chekhov and Joyce Carol Oates While the topics of love lost and hope reborn are common themes in lit ... ce Carol Oates While the topics of love lost and hope reborn are common themes in literature, Anton Chekhov and Joyce Carol Oates tell two unconventional tales of love lost, and then born again in the ... in their versions of "The Lady with the Pet Dog". Reaching across time, culture and two continents, Chekhov and Oates tell tales of hidden love that reach deep into the lives, fears and hopes of marri ...

(3 pages) 335 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Human Dignity in Issac Singer's Autobiography

iced how Human Dignity really comes into play in life. In Passage 1, a short story written by Anton Chekhov, clearly described and explained how Mashenka Pavletsky, the main character, has self-respec ... n, Had Human Dignity for her self.In Passage one, Mashenka is a true and generous women. In line 4, Chekhov, uses the literary technique called simile. He is comparing the porters face "…..red ...

(4 pages) 844 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

'Silence is pouring into this play like water into a sinking ship' (Samuel Beckett on Waiting for Godot). Discuss 'silence' and sub-texts in modern drama

l humanity is found beneath the language. The technique began with naturalist sub-text, as found in Chekhov, but is evident even in the unnaturalistic plays of Beckett, and is later developed by Pinte ... eelings of inertia and waiting for life, infiltrates much of Beckett's drama and is also evident in Chekhov's Three Sisters. The family dream of moving to Moscow but are waiting for something that wil ...

(6 pages) 13 0 3.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

True Ambitions, The Bet ( Short Story by Anton Chekov)

ates, "I renounce the two millions of which I once dreamed as of paradise and which I now despise" (Chekhov, 5). It is clear that the lawyer's imprisonment helped him to understand that money is not a ... s us to look beyond materialistic possessions and focus on more important things in life. Secondly, Chekhov displays the understanding of the value of life without wasting it as a true ambition in lif ...

(3 pages) 13 0 1.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories