lady With The Pet Dog

he heard a piano, and the sounds were faint and indistinct. Its a good thing I am going away, she said to Gurov. Iv And Anna Sergeyevna began coming to see him in Moscow. Gurov stood for a little while, listened, then, when all sound had died away, he found his coat and left the theatre. The room was close and smelt of the scent she had bought at the Japanese shop. She promises to meet him discreetly in Moscow. Chekhov, however, presents it in remarkably neutral terms. God forgive me, she said, and her eyes filled with tears. In Moscow she stayed at the Slaviansky Bazaar hotel, and at once sent a man in a red cap to Gurov. Why have you come?

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Chekhov wrote the "The Lady with the Dog" in the Arguments for and Against military Interventions 1899, five years before his death, while he was an invalid suffering from tuberculosis. You can like the characters or not like them or even not care about them at all, just like you do with real people. He asked, clutching his head. One would think he came from Grenada. Where shall we go now? After almost dispassionately seducing Anna and ending the affair with seasoned skill, Gurov astonishes himself by finding love really, trulyfor the first time in his life. His plots, however, are usually highly compressed. At the end of the story, however, the couple recreate a small secret island of happiness in a Moscow hotela small room of private authenticity symbolically set against a metropolis of public convention. Returning to his daily routine in Moscow, Gurov gradually realizes he is in love with Anna. She is distraught because she feels guilty, not only because she has deceived her husband but also because she has discovered that she has been deceiving herself for a long time. (It would be impossibly risky to meet in her own city.) Under the pretense of consulting a physician for a womans ailment, she travels to Moscow every few months for an assignation. And he judged of others by himself, not believing in what he saw, and always believing that every man had his real, most interesting life under the cover of secrecy and under the cover of night.

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