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    Morality in Shades Colour is in the art and the art is literature. Often, one depicts morality the concept of shades: a color scheme that involves the gradation from lightest to darkest, which in most case, is white to black. In such scale, the shades white and black represent two contrasting extremes as they parallel the idea of morality, where white is right and black is wrong. However, the complication arises at the area between the white and black: the grey. The grey area possesses no absolute verdict, for one can be both morally right and wrong. Russian realist Anton Chekhov implements such perception as he colours the story with white, black, and grey. An exploration of “The Lady with The Dog” serves to examine his employment of colour in addressing the issue of morality, specifically regarding the characters’ actions, and in part, the conveyance of his personal views of what is right and wrong. Although each individual will claim to retain a unique perception of what is right, most can share the agreement that the colour white is in fact in association with it. As a symbol of purity and innocence, Chekhov serves a strong point in refusing to colour any of his characters with the colour white, therefore emphasizing the characters’ darker shades. In addition, the author gives an appropriate introduction to the story, for the first colour he mentions is the colour white to describe Anna’s “white Pomeranian dog” (14). Although it is true that a dog knows no fault nor…

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    Morality in Shades Colour is in the art and the art is literature. Often, one depicts morality the concept of shades: a color scheme that involves the gradation from lightest to darkest, which in most case, is white to black. In such scale, the shades white and black represent two contrasting extremes as they parallel the idea of morality, where white is right and black is wrong. However, the complication arises at the area between the white and black: the grey. The grey area possesses no…

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    The Grande Restaurant was an upscale restaurant in town. Being Sunday it will be very busy and most people would be dressed in a more casual after church attire. She changed into multiple outfits and laid the matching sets out on the mattress. Brooke compared each and scrutinized the pro and con of each. Her black pants and favorite sweater that perfectly matched her newly bought scarf was chosen. Brooke carefully dressed and draped the scarf around her shoulders. The reflection in the mirror…

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