Analysis Of Chekhov 's Chekhov ' Chekhov Essay

1362 Words Dec 18th, 2015 6 Pages
Margaret Thatcher once said, “In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.” The roles between male and female have been sensitive topic; however, Anton Chekhov in the 19th century never shied away from it. Chekhov always talked about social issues in his stories and the current situation in the 19th century. He addresses the social issues while adhering it and challenging them. Chekhov does all this without persuading his reader’s views, but providing them an opportunity to have their own outlook on the issue. In terms of social roles, Chekhov challenges and adhere it to 19th century culture. In Chekhov’s stories he adhere male dominance, but uses women to oppose and support Russian cultural views. In the 19th century in Russia, males were dominant in politics, the work force and in the community. Men were the financial source of the household; they were the fuel of the house. They expected males to have a good job, go to work and provide for their family. The more significant the job the better; because it gave higher status to the family. If they could not provide for their family, they were look down upon as a disgraced. A man working was one of the most important things about musicality. An example of the importance of males having a job in Chekhov’s stories is found in My Life. Misail has a hard time staying employed and his father always tells him, “…I warn you: if you don 't go back to your work again, but follow your…

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