Polinka by Anton Chekhov

Polinka - Anton Chekhov

In Polinka by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of love, sadness, confusion and grief. Taken from his The Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of love. Nikolay is very much in love with Polinka […]

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Darkness by Anton Chekhov

Darkness - Anton Chekhov

In Darkness by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of struggle, compassion, responsibility, class, acceptance and authority. Taken from his The Collected Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of struggle. Kirila struggles to persuade the […]

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The Doctor by Anton Chekhov

The Doctor - Anton Chekhov

In The Doctor by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of loss, love, compassion, grief, acceptance, responsibility, selfishness and honesty. Taken from his The Collected Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story it becomes clear to the reader that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of […]

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Bad Weather by Anton Chekhov

Bad Weather - Anton Chekhov

In Bad Weather by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of restlessness, love, trust, adultery and loyalty. Taken from his The Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring that theme of restlessness. There is no need for Kvashin […]

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The Bet by Anton Chekhov

The Bet - Anton Chekhov

In The Bet by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of morality, integrity, isolation, materialism, change and desperation. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unknown narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of morality. The young man forfeits his bet […]

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At the Barber’s by Anton Chekhov

At the Barber’s - Anton Chekhov

In At the Barber’s by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of love, loss, misery and change. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of love. Makar has feelings for Anna, which he […]

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The Lion and the Sun by Anton Chekhov

The Lion and the Sun - Anton Chekhov

In The Lion and the Sun by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of self-importance, appearance, selfishness and satisfaction. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of self-importance. Stepan longs for […]

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A Classical Student by Anton Chekhov

A Classical Student - Anton Chekhov

In A Classical Student by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of fear, intelligence, discipline, selfishness and success. Taken from his Collected Story Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story it is clear that Chekhov is exploring the theme of fear. Vanya’s exams are to take […]

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Talent by Anton Chekhov

Talent - Anton Chekhov

In Talent by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of freedom, love, happiness, selfishness, struggle, innocence, escape and failure. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and the reader realises after reading the story that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of freedom. Yegor has fanciful ideas about […]

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Small Fry by Anton Chekhov

Small Fry - Anton Chekhov

In Small Fry by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of self-esteem, class, paralysis, struggle, control, hope, confidence and happiness. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of self-esteem. Nevyrazimov has low […]

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A Chameleon by Anton Chekhov

A Chameleon - Anton Chekhov

In A Chameleon by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of identity, control, prejudice, class and corruption. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of identity. No one appears to know who […]

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Frost by Anton Chekhov

Frost - Anton Chekhov

In Frost by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of control, helplessness, class, charity, selfishness and greed. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the reader realises from the beginning of the story that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of control. The local fête is due to take place yet the weather is uncontrollable. It is windy and […]

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About Love by Anton Chekhov

About Love- Anton Chekhov

In About Love by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of connection, honour, loss, letting go, acceptance and love. Taken from his Complete Short Stories collection the story for the main is narrated in the first person by a man called Pavel and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of connection. Pavel […]

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The Husband by Anton Chekhov

The Husband - Anton Chekhov

In The Husband by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of escape, hope, happiness, paralysis, fear and control. Taken from his Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of escape. The ladies in the town look […]

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Art by Anton Chekhov

Art - Anton Chekhov

In Art by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of control, glory, selfishness, triumph and fear. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of control. Seryozhka likes to control Matvey when it comes […]

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Fat and Thin by Anton Chekhov

In Fat and Thin by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of social status, respect, class, perception, self-importance, discontent, equality, appearance and change. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of social […]

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Sleepy by Anton Chekhov

In Sleepy by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of struggle, class, longing, acceptance, infanticide and desperation. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of struggle. Varka spends both her night and […]

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Rothschild’s Fiddle by Anton Chekhov

In Rothschild’s Fiddle by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of sadness, gratitude, anger, paralysis, loss, grief, class and acceptance. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of grief. Not only does […]

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The Chorus Girl by Anton Chekhov

In The Chorus Girl by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of adultery, identity, remorse, desperation, independence, trust, guilt and loneliness. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov is not only exploring the theme of adultery but […]

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An Inquiry by Anton Chekhov

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In An Inquiry by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of corruption, power, ignorance, arrogance and acceptance. Taken from his The Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of corruption. To grab the attention of the […]

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A Lady’s Story by Anton Chekhov

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In A Lady’s Story by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of love, happiness, social order, appearance, regret, change, loneliness, loss and acceptance. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by a woman called Natalya Vladimirovna and after reading the story it becomes clear to the reader that Chekhov may be […]

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A Work of Art by Anton Chekhov

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In A Work of Art by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of gratitude, poverty, perception, morality, independence, paralysis and social opinion. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of gratitude. Sasha […]

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An Avenger by Anton Chekhov

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In An Avenger by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of infidelity, trust, revenge, shame and pride Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story it becomes clear to the reader that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of infidelity. Sigaev’s […]

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Dreams by Anton Chekhov

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In Dreams by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of appearance, identity, struggle, freedom, hopes and aspirations. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story it becomes clear to the reader that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of appearance. The […]

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Minds in Ferment by Anton Chekhov

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In Minds in Ferment by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of curiosity, control, independence, change, corruption and authority. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of curiosity. Each individual who looks […]

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