The Lady With The Dog

The Lady With The Dog

The Lady With The Dog
In the beginning of the story, Chekhov begins with the simple line, ?It was said that a new person had appeared on the sea-front?? This passage shows that the local residents of Yalta have discovered an outsider, a person they know nothing about. Chekhov asks the reader to consider who is she with and why is she there The character of the sly womanizer, Dmitri Gurov, also asks these questions. When first reading I began to form a certain opinion of Dmitri. We know he is married and has children. He also admits to being unfaithful to his wife on numerous occasions. He appears to not like women as he referred to them as the ?lower race.? This characteristic of his personality leads to the encounter between himself, the unfaithful husband, and the young mysterious Anna, in the gardens. ?If she is here alone without a husband or friends, it wouldn?t be amiss to make her acquaintance.? He stated of her. In the character of Dmitri, Chekhov gives a man who seems to despise women; ?he almost always spoke ill of women?? However, I believe that this was an act that he showed. ?When he

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