Gooseberries by Anton Chekhov

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In Gooseberries by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of paralysis, greed, selfishness, control, ego, aspirations, power and change. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is a framed narrative written firstly in the third person and then in the first person. What is also striking about the story is the sense of paralysis that both Ivan […]

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A Misfortune by Anton Chekhov

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In A Misfortune by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of control, ego, love, selfishness, guilt, honesty and conflict. 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 control. Sofya throughout the story […]

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Hush by Anton Chekhov

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In Hush! by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of dedication, sacrifice, fear, frustration, selfishness, aspirations, writing and control. 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 dedication. Rather than going to […]

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The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov

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In The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of infidelity, trust, guilt, respect, compassion, ego, escape, love and secrecy. 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 the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme […]

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Champagne by Anton Chekhov

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In Champagne by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of loneliness, discontent, bitterness, loyalty, escape, self-pity, temptation and infidelity. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by a man called Nicolas and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of loneliness. There […]

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The Beggar by Anton Chekhov

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In The Beggar by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of change, dishonesty, alcoholism, kindness, compassion, desperation, struggle, selflessness and gratitude. 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 the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of desperation […]

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The Trousseau by Anton Chekhov

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In The Trousseau by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of fear, apprehension, hope, aspiration, selfishness and marriage. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of fear. There is a […]

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The Looking-Glass by Anton Chekhov

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In The Looking-Glass by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of devotion, loneliness, escape, fear, love, dedication, hope, defeat and independence. 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 love. Though Nellie’s account […]

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A Malefactor by Anton Chekhov

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In A Malefactor by Anton Chekhov we have the theme of justice, poverty, responsibility, control and hardship. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Chekhov may be exploring the theme of justice. There is a sense that the magistrate […]

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