Lottery Ticket

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Summary:
An older couple with a family holds what could be a winning lottery ticket, but resists checking the numbers while they daydream about what they might do with the money. It examines how, at first, their reaction to the possibility of wealth is joyful; but rather than share their dreams and communicate their wishes, it looks at how Ivan Dmitritch and his wife, Masha, recede into their own worlds. It attempts to show how money definitely does not buy love and how, in fact, it has the potential to destroy it.

Plot:
Ivan Dmitritch, the husband “The Lottery Ticket” was a very well satisfied man starting off but even he started to turn on his wife over her lottery ticket and the excepted winnings that didn’t even come through for them. He started to plot out plans for the winning. Property he would buy, debts he would pay off and extragarant trips he would go on all by himself. Thinking of how she would only be a burden to him, and how she wouldn’t be able to handle all that money

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Abstract
This paper discusses how Anton Chekhov demonstrates that the mere thought of money can severely impact a personal relationship in his short story, "The Lottery Ticket." An older couple with a family holds what could be a winning lottery ticket, but resists checking the numbers while they daydream about what they might do with the money. It examines how, at first, their reaction to the possibility of wealth is joyful; but rather than share their dreams and communicate their wishes, it looks at how Ivan Dmitritch and his wife, Masha, recede into their own worlds. It attempts to show how money definitely does not buy love and how, in fact, it has the potential to destroy it.
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