• The Bet
    In the story “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov, the lawyer and the banker make a bet, which is better solution capital punishment or life imprisonment. The banker then bet two million dollars that the lawyer would not stand five years in a room alone with no means of communication except through a small...
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  • Compartive Essay with the Bet and the Necklace
    Aliyah Singh Ms. Ribeiro ENG3U 10/04/11 Comparative Essay Are you’re actions based on what you believe or what your see and desire? In the text The Bet by Anton Chekhov and the text The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant both authors deal with the main idea that money and...
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  • The Bet
    Choices in Life “The death sentence and the life sentence are equally immoral, but if I had to choose between the death penalty and imprisonment for life I would certainly choose the second. To live anyhow is better than not at all” (Chekhov 1). In Anton Chekhov’s short story “The Bet” a lawyer...
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  • The Darling by Anton Chekov
    Analysis of the bet by Anton Chekov? A theme for "The Bet" by Anton Chekhov “The Bet” emphasizes the idea that the life of a human is far more valuable than money. In the short story “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov a wager is made that changes the lives of two people. The story begins with a...
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  • " the Bet" by Anton Chekhov
    A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted The story “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov is a unique tale. In this tale the protagonists are a banker and a lawyer. The main cause of this tale is all because of a bet that was made, the banker thinks that the death penalty is more humane that imprisonment for...
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  • Analysis of "The Bet"
    lives are forever changed. In this story, Chekov is able to create a great conflict between two men, the banker and the lawyer, which extremely tests each man’s true moral values in their own lives. Works Cited 1. Chekhov, Anton. "The Bet." Conscious Reader. 11th ed. 2009. 411-416....
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  • tyriuegeofb
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in 1860, the third of six children to a family of a grocer, in Taganrog, Russia, a southern seaport and resort on the Azov Sea. His father, a 3rd-rank Member of the Merchant's Guild, was a religious fanatic. At age 15, he was abandoned by his bankrupt father and...
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  • The Bet Essay
    “The Bet” Themes In the story “The Bet,” a bet that will change two men’s lives was made. An argument with the topic of capital punishment leads to the bet and the outcome of “The Bet” portrays various themes. “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov emphasizes the idea that human life is far more valuable...
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  • The Bet Sayings
    story by Anton Chekhov that was first published in 1889. The story revolves around an attorney and a bank employee who concocts a bet with one another regarding whether or not life in prison was better than receiving the death penalty or vice-versa. The actual story begins with a banker, who is unnamed...
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  • The Bet by Anton Chekhov
    experience, like wisdom. “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov, is a story based on a lawyer and a banker that both agree on a $2 million bet in which the banker was to remain concerned over the money, and the lawyer was to spend fifteen years in solitary confinement who eventually relinquished the bet. Later...
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  • The Bet Response Paper
    In “The Bet,” a short story written by Anton Chekhov, the reader is introduced to several key conflicts. In the beginning of the story, the reader is brought into a party where a young lawyer and the host of the party, a banker, are in a heated debate over which is more humane, life imprisonment...
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  • Dr. Smith
    “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov is a short story based on realistic, anonymous characters and situations. The story is full of multiple themes and touches on ideas such as: capital punishment, gambling, greed, and the value of life. One of the most important themes surrounding the story is the value of...
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  • "The Bet" Theme Analysis
    presents an unexpected result. One can ultimately see that Anton Chekhov presents the readers with two different paths in the story. One of them is the banker, who refuses to face his own morality and the other is the lawyer (prisoner) who actually faces his own morality, but falls into despair because he...
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  • The Bet
    Cindy Zhunio Ms. Tobin Honors English II April 22, 2013 “The Bet” “The Bet” a story written by Anton Chekhov, is a tale of a two contrasting characters that make a bet that takes an unexpected twist at the end. The lawyer and the banker both make a bet that consists of the lawyer to spend 15...
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  • The Bet
    tenth year, the lawyer studied and read the Gospel for 1 year. The last 2 years of being imprisoned, he learned about chemistry and history. When Anton Chekhov wrote The bet, he writes “Human life has far greater value than money” in between the lines. He’s trying to prove the facts than many...
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  • Selfishness
    death.” (Chekhov 6). This quote explains that the banker was planning to kill the lawyer. The phrase “stifles him a little with a pillow” and the words “violent death” shows the cruel behavior of the banker. The banker shows selfishness by thinking of killing the lawyer in order to win the bet. The...
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  • The Bet - Basic Plot Line
    This is the basic plot line of The Bet by Anton Chekhov. The Basic Plot Line consists of the Introduction, complicating Incident, Rising Action, Climax (main event), Falling action, lastly to the conclusion. The Bet by Anton Chekhov - Introduction: The story starts with the old banker...
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  • Significance of Timely Self-Realization
    For this assignment, I’m going to examine the themes central to Anton Chekhov’s “The Bet” and Flannery O’Conner’s “A Good man is Hard to Find”. These stories share a common and important element that changes the characters: timely self-realization after a moment of awareness. In the following...
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  • Marriage Proposal
    A Marriage Proposal (sometimes translated as simply The Proposal, Russian: Предложение) is a one-act farce by Anton Chekhov, written in 1888-1889 and first performed in 1890. It is a fast-paced play of dialogue-based action and situational humour. Characters Stepan Stepanovitch Tschubokov...
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  • the bet
    "The Bet" is an 1889 short story by Anton Chekhov about a banker and a young lawyer who make a bet with each other about whether the death penalty is better or worse than life in prison. The story has a twist ending. As the story opens, the banker is recalling the occasion of the bet fifteen...
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