Anton Chekhov 's The Lady With The Dog Essay

812 Words Mar 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
Although Anton Chekhov is known as a Russian playwright and short story writer, one would be surprised to know that he was a physician. After years in and out of the medical field, he decided to continue his true passion: writing short stories and plays. He is also known as the author of “The Lady with the Little Dog”, which depicts the lives of two unhappily married individuals who find true love in each other. Like most authors who were known to write about their personal experiences, Chekhov wrote this short story based on his personal relationship with Olga Knipper. In the article, “Surprised by Love: Chekhov and “The Lady with the Dog” by Robert Fulford, there are several components of Chekhov’s personal and professional life that must be highlighted. The component of his personal life are: the similarities between Chekhov and Olga’s relationship and the relationship between the main characters in the short story (Dmitri Gurov and Anna Sergeevna). In Chekhov’s professional life, the components are: his underlining message that differed from other writers in his day and the influence he left beyond in the world of literature. Furthermore, Chekhov’s personal and professional life correlate in different aspects. The most important aspect of Chekhov’s personal life was his relationship with Olga Knipper. Chekhov, much like Gurov, had the same negative attitude towards women. As stated in Fulford’s article, “Ronald Hingley in his…

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