A Study of Russian Literature “Fat and Thin”

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Cover Page ..…………………………………………………………………………. i Title Page ..…………………………………………………………………………. ii Acknowledgement …..……………………………………………………………... iii Table of Contents .………………………………………………………………… iv CHAPTER I : The Problem and Its Setting

Introduction .…….………………………….………………….………. 1 Significance of the Study ...…………………………………………………… 2 Statement of the Problem …………………………………………………….... 3
Scope and Delimitation ……………………………………………………… 4
Definition of Terms .………………………….………………………………... 5 CHAPTER II
Survey of Related Literature …………………………………………............. 6 CHAPTER III
Presentation and Interpretation of Data …………………………………….... 7 CHAPTER IV
Summary and Recommendation ..……………………………………………. 8 BIBLIOGRAPHY .…………………………………………………………………... 9

Chapter I
THE PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING

Introduction:
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian short story writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the history of world literature. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practiced as a doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress."

Chekhov’s tale of two friends who meet after many years where in one tries to show off to the other about his job and worthy marriage and kid only to be surprised when his friend reveals his occupation and status. Then comes the sudden change in the first man attitude towards his friend. Typical Chekhov kind of humor.

The thin man turned pale and rigid all the once, but once soon his face twisted in all directions in the broadest smile; it seemed as though sparks were flashing from his face and eyes. He squirmed, he doubled together, crumpled up… His portmanteaus, bundles and cardboard boxes seemed to shrink and crumpled up too. His wife’s long chin grow longer still; Nafanail drew himself up to attention and fastened all the buttons of his uniform

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Significance of the Study
The author finds the study very significant and it is important to us to know what it is all about.
It is very significant because many people can relate the story of how two childhood friends, who are fat and thin meet each other after a long time ago.
This paper discusses how Anton Chekhov demonstrates the importance of being humble to all people around you especially to your friends and judging them by physical appearances.

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Statement of the Problem
1.Why did the author entitled the story “Fat and Thin”? 2.What are the similarities or differences of the two main characters? 3.How can you relate the story in real life?
4.What did you learn from the story?

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Scope and Limitations
The study will determine the focusing of the “Fat and Thin” by Anton Chekhov. Fat and Thin in the story particularly the implementation of the said topic will be the focus of this research. The researcher limits its data and analysis to the story and some sources in the book.

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Definition of Terms
The researcher of this term paper entitled a study on
Russian Literature Focusing on Short Story
“Fat and Thin”
By Anton Chekhov
defines the following terms:
1.Portmanteaus – a blend of two (or more) words or morphemes and their meaning into one new word, usually combining specifically the beginning syllables of one word with the end syllables of another. 2.Astounded – filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock. 3.Squirmed – to move with a wriggling motion or to feel deep mental discomfort, guilt, embarrassment and etc.

4.Sniggered – a sly or disrespectful, especially one partly stifled or to utter such a laugh.
5.Mawkish – characterized by sickly sentimentally; weakly emotional; maudlin or...
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