• Compartive Essay with the Bet and the Necklace
    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 materialistic goods control peoples action in a larger scale than we realize. While both The Bet and The Necklace explore the idea of irony...
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  • The Bet Essay
    “The BetThemes 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 than...
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  • Analysis of "The Bet"
    Analysis of "The Bet" "The Bet" is a short story that explores a moral theme regarding the value of human life as seen through two perspectives.   However, the story is constructed with an important, ironic twist that brings the reader back to the original context of the bet (if the lawyer could...
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  • The Bet Sayings
    __________________________________________________________ Anton Chekhov was a Russian physician, dramatist and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Theme _____________...
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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 the...
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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 lived...
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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 heated...
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  • "The Bet" Theme Analysis
    "The Bet" is a short story that explores a moral theme regarding the value of human life. However, the story is constructed with an important ironic twist that brings the reader back to the original context of the bet (if the lawyer could endure solitary confinement for fifteen years), and presents...
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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 paragraphs...
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  • Leo Tolstoy
    Christina Allen Golden English 2 7 February 2011 Greed The short story of Anton Chekhov, Guy de Maupassant, and Leo Tolstoy’s all share a common theme. In Anton Chekhov’s “The Bet” a man out of his own greed spends fifteen years in a cell by himself, with no contact with the outside world. In Guy...
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  • The Bet
    million dollars? Well that’s what the lawyer does in The Bet by Anton Chekhov. The story is about a Banker who makes a bet with a Lawyer. The Banker bets him two million dollars to stay in confinement for fifteen years. The Lawyer agrees to the bet and gets more than just money. The Lawyer stays in...
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  • Chekhov and Carver - Struggles of Real Life
    they live. What do the writers Chekhov and Carver say about the struggles of real life in the society around them? Discuss, using quotes and references to characters and scenes within the chosen short stories. The short stories, ‘The Bet’ and ‘Cathedral’ by Anton Chekhov and Raymond Carver respectively...
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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, 70...
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  • the bet
    207 Short Story Course SHORT STORY CRITICAL REVIEW Student’s Name: Date of Presentation: Story : The Bet Author: Anton Chekhov (1860 -1904) Central Character (Protagonist) : The Lawyer and the Banker (no names – generalization? You may mention this kind of ideas...
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  • Literary Elements
    with constructing the story with the building blocks of literary devices. Short story authors apply the literary techniques of symbolism, irony and theme to create a meaningful connection with the reader.  Authors exploit symbolism into the works of literature to create strong connections between ideas...
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  • The Bet and Anthem
    Anton Chekhov was born in Russia in 1860. He originally published his short story, “The Bet,” in 1889. Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, and playwright born in 1905. She published her novel, “Anthem,” in 1938. Both stories explore the reasoning of the human beings and the importance...
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  • 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 hole...
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  • The Bet
    second. To live anyhow is better than not at all” (Chekhov 1). In Anton Chekhov’s short story “The Bet” a lawyer and a banker make a bet about which penalty is more humane. The lawyer says that life imprisonment is more humane. In saying this, the lawyer bets he can stayed locked up in a cell for 15 years...
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  • Chacarter Analysis in Chekhov's “The Bet”
    “The Bet” is quite an interesting story since it can be appreciated as a simple reading-piece or as a complex, contentious, argumentative text that deals with the very controversial topic of capital punishment. From the very beginning, it grabs the reader’s attention by introducing the death penalty...
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  • Anton Chekhov 3
    Anton Chekhov had begun to discover his own style. He leaned heavily on restrictions on authorial preaching, and he began to mirror the style of Leo Tolstoy. Both writers showed a forward, unfortunate style. Anton Chekhov’s hunger for writing was driven by literal hunger. Debts in the Chekhov family...
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