Chekhov Lady With The Little Dog Analysis

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As a writer, Anton Chekhov composes his stories in a style that is appealing to his readers. He writes utilizing a particular writing aesthetic upon which he set forth six principles that make up a good story. Some of those principles include: the absence of lengthy verbiage, total objectivity, extreme brevity, compassion, and truthful descriptions of characters and objects. One of Chekhov's fundamentals when it comes to writing a good story is fleeing the stereotype. His “impressionism was seen as a form of art for art’s sake a denial of the writer’s social role, and he was attacked for deviating from the canons of useful art” (Pg. Xi). Everyone knows of classic stories like fairy tales such as Cinderella or the stories featuring saving the world. However, one story in Chekhov’s book appears to flee his customary trend of writing. Chekhov’s “Lady with the Little Dog” fails to flee the stereotype by …show more content…
Sure enough, they feel so united that they carry out an affair together. As wonderful as it was, Anna “took a special very serious attitude towards what had happened as if it were her fall” (365). As much as she loves Dmitri, she justifies feelings of guilt in betraying her husband. However, she does point out that she married him very young out of “curiosity, I wanted something better” (365). This is another example of a typical love story where the characters still express emotions of guilt in their betrayal. Additionally, the story continues its pursuit of matching the stereotypical romance when Anna and Dmitri part ways. Anna is very upset to leave her lover and says “I’ll think of you… remember you, God be with you. Don’t think ill of me. We’re saying goodbye forever, it must be so, because we never should've have met” (368). Many romance stories involve this separation only to set up an anticipated reunification of the

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