Analysis of Chekhov's "An Artist's Story"

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 Analysis of Chekhov’s «An Artist’s Story» Essay

BenjaminВ GordonВ

PeriodВ 9В

Chekhov'sВ MidtermВ

" ThisВ isВ ofВ noВ interestВ toВ you. ” InВ " TheВ HouseВ WithВ theВ Mezzanine, ” orВ alternatelyВ titledВ " AnВ Artist'sВ Story, ” byВ AntonВ Chekhov, В MrВ XВ andВ LidaВ haveВ anВ argumentВ forВ theВ ages, В prefacedВ byВ manyВ awkwardВ exchangesВ betweenВ theВ two, В oftenВ endingВ inВ " ThisВ isВ ofВ noВ interestВ toВ you. ” Lida, В theВ socialВ worker, В andВ MrВ X, В theВ landscapeВ artist, В haveВ veryВ littleВ inВ common. В SoВ whenВ theyВ startВ arguing, В itВ getsВ intense. В

MrВ XВ feelsВ thatВ societyВ isВ holdingВ everyoneВ back, В andВ thatВ theВ realВ problemВ isВ thatВ theВ peopleВ whoВ needВ helpВ areВ theВ onesВ whoВ areВ poor, В andВ whoseВ familiesВ areВ poorВ andВ haveВ alwaysВ beenВ poorВ stretchingВ backВ generations, В andВ thatВ theyВ willВ neverВ getВ outВ ofВ theseВ cycles. В MrВ XВ citesВ thatВ theВ issueВ isВ society, В andВ thatВ evenВ institutionsВ suchВ asВ hospitalsВ andВ schoolsВ areВ holdingВ usВ backВ becauseВ theyВ giveВ usВ asВ humansВ moreВ thingsВ toВ worryВ about. В HeВ saysВ thatВ theВ solutionВ toВ thisВ problemВ isВ toВ equallyВ spreadВ outВ theВ workВ toВ everyВ person, В richВ orВ poor, В toВ beВ twoВ toВ threeВ hoursВ aВ day. В WithВ theВ restВ ofВ theВ timeВ onВ ourВ hands, В heВ suggestsВ weВ useВ itВ toВ studyВ religionВ andВ scienceВ inВ orderВ toВ findВ theВ meaningВ ofВ life, В becauseВ ifВ weВ allВ putВ ourВ mindsВ toВ it, В weВ willВ trulyВ findВ theВ trueВ mysteriesВ ofВ theВ universe. В TheВ ideasВ thatВ MrВ XВ spewsВ inВ theВ argumentВ areВ veryВ radical, В asВ LidaВ pointsВ out. В WhyВ doesВ findingВ theВ meaningВ ofВ lifeВ equalВ happiness? В HowВ couldВ schoolsВ andВ hospitalsВ actuallyВ holdВ peopleВ back? В TheВ ideaВ thatВ weВ wouldn'tВ haveВ illnessesВ ifВ thereВ weren'tВ hospitalsВ isВ soВ ridiculous, В butВ asВ aВ reader, В youВ findВ yourselfВ agreeingВ withВ himВ forВ someВ reason. В Why? В BecauseВ ofВ howВ ChekhovВ developsВ theВ storyВ andВ theВ charactersВ inВ it. В ChekhovВ usesВ MrВ X'sВ perspective, В antagonizingВ ofВ Lida, В andВ aВ conflictingВ loveВ interestВ inВ orderВ toВ makeВ theВ readerВ wantВ toВ agreeВ withВ MrВ X. В

ChekhovВ characterizesВ ourВ narratorВ soВ thatВ theВ readerВ lovesВ him. В BecauseВ heВ isВ theВ...

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