What is climax in the lottery ticket by Anton Chekhov?
The climax of this short story happens when Ivan, the protagonist finally finds out that they haven't won the lottery ticket, thus all their fantasies collapsed.
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the theme is about misery, grief and melancholy. the theme is about misery, grief and melancholy. the theme is about misery, grief and melancholy
Stepan Stepanovitch Tschubukov and Ivan Vassiliyitch Lomov were neighbours in a village. Natalia Stepanovna was the daughter of Tschubukov. Lomov a man of thirty five wanted to marry. He thought Natalia was good at farm work and she was not bad looking. So he came to the house of Tschubukov one even…ing to propose to Natalia. Naturally he was in his best clothes befitting the occasion of a marriage proposal. Tschubukov received him cordially in his reception room. Like every young man going to make a marriage proposal Lomov was also excited and nervous. After some nervous stammering, he told Tschubokov that he wanted Natalia's hand in marriage. Tschubokov was very excited and happy at the proposal. He went out and sent Natalia into the room to meet the suitor. Natalia was not told of the purpose of Lomov. Natalia and Lomov began to talk. Lomov was more nervous as he was facing the bride. He made a strong preface before coming to the proposal. He told Natalia about how the Lomovs and the Tschubukovs had been good neighbours on good terms for many years. In this context, he mentioned that his meadow touched the birch woods of Tschubukov. Natalia was surprised to hear that the meadows belonged to Lomov. She claimed that the plot of land belonged to them, the Tschubukovs. A bitter quarrel ensued. Lomov claimed it belonged to him and Natalia too claimed it to be theirs. Lomov forgot his original purpose. They called each other names, even though a little while ago they were full of good neighbourly feelings. Tschubukov came in and heard their quarrel. He too claimed that the meadow belonged to him. The quarrel grew even bitterer. They called each other names and began to expose the scandals of each others' families. Lomov had a weak heart. He used to have palpitation in the heart. He was excited and he fainted. He rose and left the house. At this juncture, Tschubukov remarked that such a fool had dared to come seeking the hand of Natalia. The moment she heard that he had come to propose to her, Natalia changed her tone. She asked her father to bring back Lomov. Her self interest overruled all other considerations like her loyalty to her family. Lomov came back. Natalia was all politeness. She even conceded that the meadow belonged to Lomov. After all, if they were married, the meadow would come to be hers only. Lomov informed that he would go hunting after the harvest. He was sorry that his dog Ugadi limped and he began to praise his dog. He thought that a hundred and twenty five roubles that he had paid for it was very cheap for such a good dog. Natalia, however, thought that it was a very high price because her father had paid only eighty-five roubles for their dog Otkatai, which was a better dog than Ugadi. Lomov disagreed and asserted that Otkatai had a lower jaw and Ugadi was a far better dog than Otkatai. Once again their pride in their dogs led to another quarrel. Tschubukov came in and joined the quarrel. Lomov once again got excited and he fainted. Tschubukov who knew the importance of getting his daughter married, at once joined the hands of Natalia and Lomov and declared that Natalia agreed to the match. Natalia too, declared that she was willing and Lomov declared that he too, was happy. Tschubukov shouted for champagne to celebrate the intended marriage. By Parvez Kumar (MORE)
To be honest, the short story Lament has no 'criticisms' as such, if taken in the right sense of the word. One could, however, critically appreciate the short story. It's only possible flaw would be that some readers are only capable of sympathizing with the character, and not empathizing, whic…h would be the essence of a true story. This is not the writer's fault, though. His language is quite simple for us to grasp and comprehend, and the immense feeling of sorrow that seeps through the pages as one flips through them is, for lack of a better term, absolutely brilliant. Just brilliant. (MORE)
When, Georgie moved to his new school and home. Because he got away from Steve and his mother.
"The Bet" emphasizes the idea that the life of a human is far more valuable than money. In the short story "The Bet a wager is made that changes the lives of two people. The story begins with a argument at a party over which is more moral, capital punishment or life imprisonment. The banker believes… that capital punishment is more moral because the death sentence kills the victim quicker rather than dragging out the process. The lawyer at the party responds, saying, he would choose the life sentence to be more moral because any life is better than no life at all. Hearing this response causes the banker to bet the lawyer two million dollars that the lawyer cannot last five years in solitary confinement. The lawyer accepts the wager, but pushes it to fifteen years in hopes of making a point. The terms of the wager are that the lawyer is to live in solitary confinement without any human interaction for fifteen years, but is granted any books, music, wine, or anything that he wants. As the fifteen years pass, the lawyer discovers the significance of human life. "The Bet" emphasizes the idea that the life of a human is far more valuable than money. Materialism had blinded the lawyer to such an extent that he sacrificed his freedom and youth just to claim a sum of two millions at the end of his self imposed fifteen year term in confinement. It was during this course of time that he realised that knowledge was true wealth. So he embarked on a journey to enlighten himself. He read voraciously and became a man of letters. He also renounced his claim over his "prize money", which drives home the point that knowledge is the light which dispels the pall of greed and materiality. On the other hand the banker after having lost a fortune on the stock exchange was prepared to murder the lawyer in cold blood to save himself from paying up the two millions to him-this tells us that money drives man to commit the most henious of all crimes. The author also touches upon dark subjects like lonliness and death. What lonliness can do to a person is clearly visible in this extract"....seeing his emaciated aged-looking face, no one would have believed that he was only forty". Moreover the lawyer did not find pleasure in the best quality wine, because he did not have company. This signifies that in the absence of fellowmen, world's greatest luxury seems worthless. The author also emphasises on the need to keep one's head above the shoulders while taking major decisions and not be swayed away in a fit of excitement, otherwise one may land up in the shoes of the banker or the lawyer. (MORE)
We would all agree that the very reason for the creation of emotion was to express it. Undeniably again, one thing worth calling an exclusive and most unique quality of a human is his ability to express emotions. Iona, the protagonist in the story, whose son has died just a week ago is desperately l…ooking for someone whom he can exactly do the same. It is believed that when emotions are expressed we share our pain and when we do so we relieve ourselves of carrying the entire load of agony all by ourselves. Iona well realizes this - alas!! only if he could actually do so! There seems to be no one who would share his anguish. Perhaps animals would understand us better and would rather be ready to listen to our grief. This is true at least for Iona who ultimately finds his own horse to share his pain with. It does not surprise us that the horse listens. It does surprise us, though, that we can't do what an animal can - to listen. Despite Iono's pain, he has gained one thing - the realization of the importance of sharing pain. (MORE)
In point of view, the suitable theme for this story is "Authority" because the writer, Anton Chekhov, controls the governess, Yulia, who is a symbol of submissive and nitwit people in Chekhov's society. Additional_to_that,_one_can_consider_ %22submission _ as_another_theme_for_the_story ."> Add…itional to that, one can consider "submission as another theme for the story . I n my book ,this short story indicates the power of capitalism and suprior position of the rich and affluent people and the inferiority of the poor.It also reveals that money talks , so just the poor are submissitve and can't stand up for their rights . Moreover, they undergo any oppression without saying a word.( email@example.com) (MORE)
irony in this story is how the once loving family is now resentful towards eachother
The main theme of the Anton Chekhov's Vanka is the universal plight of orphans and how they are mistreated by the society back then.
I find him clever and definitely entertaining however his descriptions, character development, themes and plots are only good, not fantastic. I think that he was the one who won the popularity contest amid a field of equally capable writers. He was prolific and that helped his cause a lot.
Yulia Vassilyevna is a foolish person, stupid, timid and weak. She is working as a tutor. On the other hand, Yulia's employer plays a trick on her by cheating her out of money she earned. He makes up silly reasons for not paying the right amount. The employer keeps on subtracting Yulia's salary beca…use he wants to steal Yulia's money. Yulia Vassilyevna knows that her employer is cheating on her but she didn't complain. Her eye is filled with tears and does not speak up for herself. She doesn't protest and defend herself. then she just took the money. But at the end, her employer apologized to Yulia for having played a cruel trick, and on her great surprise his employer gave her eighty rubles. (MORE)
The theme of The Lottery Ticket by Anton Chekov is thatmoney definitely does not buy love and how, in fact, it has thepotential to destroy it.
the theme is that there is more to life cause having a life is agift from God.
The Lottery by Anton Chekhov demonstrates the way that money cancorrupt people's minds. The story showed how a person who was luckyenough to win the lottery started to resent the people he caredabout.
Just like the boy, Vanka, mankind is living in the hope of a bettertomorrow without knowing that it is never going to come. This isthe point of view of hopeless men. But if you ask symbolism, thiscan be the only explanation. The second one is a littleamorphous.Vanka symbolises mankind. If you see th…e other way, Vankasymbolises childhood - he is an archetypal child - and Chekhov hassensitized the adult world to the world of children. (MORE)
The climax of The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, is when the 'winner'of the lottery is drawn. Tessie's name was drawn. The fallingaction was when the crowd was getting ready to stone her.
just gamin really with lil wayne, joc, davi, young yoaf, big yoaf, mega yoaf, jeffy, frank, no talk yoaf, and the crew./....................
Perhaps the obsequious nanny was not a ninny after all. She was given eleven rubles in her hand and above that the eighty rubles in the envelope that the employer planned on giving her in the first place. So perhaps it is true that "it's easy to be strong." No wonder she is bowing and repeating "Mer…ci, merci". (MORE)
The theme of misery is the callousness of man, his unwillingness to share the grief of others. Man is very selfish and is not concerned towards the grief and sorrow of others. Thus the story depicts the apathy of man to man.
The irony in "The Lottery Ticket" by Anton Chekhov is the fact thatthe family was once loving and now they are resentful of eachother. The story is about wanting something different, rather thanbeing happy with what one has.
Iona, a Russian cabby, grieves for his son, who died a week prior to the story's beginning. He tries to tell his passengers about his son's death because it makes him so sad, but they are rude and don't listen. He then goes to the pub where the other cabbys hang out, but they don't listen or fall as…leep. He then takes his horse to the barn for the night and tells the horse all about his son. (MORE)
Because the writer wants to intensify & emphasis the coldness, harshness,& hostility of the situation that Iona is in which ,to refer the lack of affection between the people. In fact he has used the Winter, as the time & the Russia, as the place of the story as a symbol of his characters' life & co…munication. (MORE)
Plays: 14, which includes the big four (The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, Cherry Orchard), his first full length play that was actually produced (Ivonov) but is not currently highly regarded, one full length play not printed until after his death (Platonov--though Chekhov never gave it a titl…e), and many one-act plays (e.g. The Marriage Proposal) Stories: No good answer, but the most largest collection in English (by the translator Constance Garnett) has 201 individual titles/stories. One issue in doing the counting is around classification: Up to six of Chekov's stories (e.g. "The Steppes") are frequently classified as short novels (novellas) rather than short stories though many collections called "The Stories of Chekhov" will include them; Early in his life, to support his family, Chekhov was writing a short "sketch" every day. (MORE)
There are different themes of that can be derived from The Kiss byAnton Chekhov. Some of the clear themes include existentialdisappointment and value of life.
The climax is when Bill Hutchinson unfolds his piece of paper, revealing a blank piece and then realizing Tessie is the one to be stoned.
Some themes presented in the Three Sisters are as follows: Intelligentsia and its approach to life Conflict between culture and vulgarity Expectation of happiness Superfluous person Moral and spiritual paralysis Conflict between estates (the sisters and brother Andrei are members of the gentry wh…ile Natasha is a member of the petty bourgeoisie.) (MORE)
Yes/no i think he did but i dont know why i dont even know who he is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The banker and only because the lawyer sees how the earth is really like and starts to despise it. :) ;)
The film follows Kevin Carson (Bow Wow), a young man living in the projects with his grandmother (Loretta Devine). Kevin dreams of one day designing his own sneaker line, but currently works at Foot Locker. His dreams are supported by two of his best friends: Benny (Brandon T. Jackson) and Stacy (Na…turi Naughton). He comes across Lorenzo (Gbenga Akinnagbe), the neighborhood bully. Meanwhile, everyone in his neighborhood is trying to win the Mondo Million Dollar Lottery of $370 million. Lorenzo demands that Kevin gives him and his 3 friends three sets of sneakers each. When Lorenzo shows up to Kevin's job, and grabs the shoes, the alarms go off and the cops come. Kevin tells the cops that he didn't intend to give the shoes to Lorenzo, so he is arrested. Kevin then loses his job, and on his way home, takes his, and his grandmother's lucky numbers to the gas station and buys the Mondo Millionaire Lottery ticket. On his way home he meets up with Benny, who tells him that the whole neighborhood heard that Kevin "snitched" on Lorenzo, and is even called one by their friends. Defeated, Kevin goes home and quickly falls asleep. Later, the numbers of the lottery are announced. Grandma's ticket doesn't win, but Kevin finds out that his ticket has won him $370 million. However, and he and Benny head to the claims office, they are told that they must wait three days for the office to reopen, due to the Fourth of July weekend. News of Kevin's ticket is leaked, and the entire neighborhood swarms him and his home, begging for a cut of the money. Nikki Swayze (Teairra MarÃ) who previously rejected Kevin, suddenly develops an "interest" in him. This angers Stacy, who tells Kevin that Nikki is only after his money, but Kevin doesn't believe her. Later on Kevin and Benny meet up with a loan shark named Sweet T, who gives Kevin $100,000 to go out and have fun. After her date with Kevin, Nikki tries to make Kevin get her pregnant. She tells him the only reason she went out with him was for his money. Kevin and Benny have an argument about the ticket which leads to them not speaking to each other. He goes to Stacey's house and she tells Kevin that she thinks he was wrong about the entire situation. He also tells her that she is the girl for him, this leads to her getting mad and telling him to get out. He kisses her and they start to make love and almost begin to have sex, but it's interrupted when her mom arrives. As he leaves her house, Lorenzo knocks him out and takes his $5,000 sneakers and his ticket. He wakes up in Mr. Washington's (Ice Cube) apartment and talks with him. Kevin reconciles with Benny also. In the end, the neighborhood has a block party and Kevin faces off against Lorenzo. On the verge of defeat, Kevin is saved by Mr. Washington, who comes and knocks him out. Months later, Kevin, Benny and Stacey board Kevin's new helicopter and fly off to work....at Kevin's sneaker company. (MORE)
Ivan Dmitrich is married to Masha, and lives on a salary of twelvehundred per year and is seemingly content with his life. Togetherthey have a lottery ticket and are excited about the thought ofwinning it. They speak about buying an estate and travelling on theremainder. During speaking about it, th…ey start to become resentfulof the other person and wonder what they could do with the winningsif only the other person was not around. They continue to fightuntil the climax of the play, when Ivan triumphantly reads off thelottery numbers and they do not match the ticket. The play endswithout resolving their conflict, but leaves it to the watcher'smind how Ivan and Masha end up. (MORE)
The theme is that you should always voice your opinion, and not allow people to take advantage of you.
An author has written a series of books, the main character is called Misery. He is hurt in a car accident after skidding in the snow and is rescued by a local woman. She takes him back to her house and he soon realises that she reads Misery books. He had just finished the last Misery book and was o…ff to publish it, and then he had the car accident so he couldn't. In the last book Misery dies. The local woman asked if she could read it and is very angry when she finds out Misery dies. So she keeps him in her house by breaking both his ankles and doing some other gory stuff. Very eerie and tensional film. PS. this was written by a 13 year old girl who loves anything about vampires or scary films, and i have to say that this is an excellent film. (MORE)
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Russia. Probably in St. Petersburg. Iona's first passenger says "Sledge to Vyborgskaya." Vyborgskaya is the eastern part of St. Petersburg.
THE BEAR is a comedy which is written by ANTON CHEKHOV . THE BEAR reflects the deep sense of humour introducing the characters. The entire play is centered upon Popov and Smirnov. MAJOR THEMES 1) It is showing a sense of detachment from reality . 2) Debt is forgotten. 3) Smirnov realizes that popov… is helpless and his sympathy transforms into love. 4) How close is the relationship between anger and passion ? 5) How strange and wonderful is the condition of a human ? 6) this also shows the changing nature of human beings. (MORE)
I've just read this Russian one act. It's about a widow who is in deep mourning because of her late husband's death 7 months ago. She has locked herself in and refuses to leave. The play begins with her and her servant speaking, and he tries to persuade her to leave her house. She will not. While sp…eaking, there is a knock on the door. The widow, Mrs. Popov, refuses to see anyone. The person at the door refuses to leave until he speaks with Mrs. Popov. You find he is there to collect money which her late husband owes him for oats that he had purchased. Mrs. Popov explains that she is unable to pay him due to her finance manager not arriving until the day after tomorrow. The man, Smirnov, is very unhappy about this because he is broke and needs to be paid right then. She stands firm on the fact that she is unable to pay him that day and that he needs to leave. He refuses until he receives his money. Through the play you learn how Mrs. Popov's husband was not a kind man and cheated on her, along with other things. After Mrs. Popov refuses to pay and asks Smirnov to leave, she leaves the room to get away from him. While she is gone, Smirnov begins ranting about how he has not had any good experiences with woman in the past and how he cannot trust women. Near the end of the play, the two climax their anger to the point where they are going to have a duel. But as they prepare for the duel, Smirnov realizes how strong and fiery Mrs. Popov is. He immediately falls in love with her. He expresses his love to her and she begins to alternate telling him to leave and stay. At the end of the play he grabs her and gives her a long kiss. (MORE)
the mood of this short story is sarcastic/ironic because the protagonist's been assuming him winning the lottery which he actually does not.....
When Sasha Uskov forges a IOU note, the Uskov family gets a dark secret that nobody is allowed to know about. The Colonel believes that Sasha should be punished and face the consequences for what he had done by going to jail and serving his time, which is where he would probably die. On the other …hand, Ivan Markovitch, Sasha's other uncle, believes that he should not be punished this time, but if it happens again, then Sasha will pay the price. Sasha, whose parents are dead, believes that he did nothing wrong because it was his friend's fault that he didn't his money back. A great argument breaks out between Ivan and the Colonel, but in the end, Ivan convinces the Colonel that Sasha should not be punished. Ivan lets Sasha know that nothing is going to happen to him. Sasha then asks Ivan for money (another IOU that he won't pay back) and realizes that he is a criminal. (MORE)
The whole story takes place at the bankers house. The banker had a party there, and the Lawyer is confined in the bankers garden
The conflict of the story is that no one will listen to Iona and sympathize with him.
That her employee is playing tricks and keeping money from what he/she earned while tutoring and in the end the employee apologizes for stealing from her.
Lomov proposes and Natalya accepts with the belssing of Chubukov. Again they pick up argument
There are very few characters in the story Misery by author AntonChekhov. The main character is Iona. Iona talks about her dead sonto three men, two tall, thin men and one hunchback. Iona then talksto a horse in the stable.
Anton Chekhov was born on January 29, 1860 and died on July 15, 1904. Anton Chekhov would have been 44 years old at the time of death or 155 years old today.
Anton chekhov was a Russian physician, dramatist and authorwho is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories.
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The Ninny By Anton Chekhov Just a few days ago I invited Yulia Vasilyevna, the governess of my children, to come to my study. I wanted to settle my account with her. " Sit down, Yulia Vasilyevna," I said to her. " Let's get our accounts settled. I'm sure you need some money, but you keep standing …on ceremony and never ask for it. Let me see. We agreed to give you thirty rubles a month, didn't we"Ø "Forty". "No, thirty. I made a note of it. I always pay the governess thirty. Now, let me see. You have been with us for two months"Ø "Two months and five days". "Two months exactly. I made a note of it. So you have sixty rubles coming to you. Subtract nine Sundays. You know you don't tutor Kolya on Sundays, you just go out for a walk. And then the three holidays"... Yulia Vasilyevna blushed and picked at the trimmings of her dress, but said not a word. "Three holidays. So we take off twelve rubles. Kolya was sick for four days - those days you didn't look after him. You looked after Vanya, only Vanya. Then there were the three days you had toothache, when my wife gave you permission to stay away from the children after dinner. Twelve and seven makes nineteen. Subtract... That leaves... hm... forty-one rubles. Correct"Ø Yulia Vasilyevna's left eye reddened and filled with tears. Her chin trembled. She began to cough nervously, blew her nose, and said nothing. "Then around New Year's Day you broke a cup and a saucer. Subtract two rubles. The cup cost more than that - it was an heirloom, but we won't bother about that. We're the ones who pay. Another matter. Due to your carelessness Kolya climbed a tree and tore his coat. Subtract ten. Also, due to your carelessness, the chambermaid ran off with Vanya's boots. You ought to have kept your eyes open. You get a good salary. So we dock off five more... On the tenth of January you took ten rubles from me". "I didn't," Yulia Vasilyevna whispered."But I made a note of it". "Well, yes - perhaps"... "From forty-one we take twenty-seven. That leaves fourteen". Her eyes filled with tears, and her thin, pretty little nose was shining with perspiration. Poor little child! "I only took money once," she said in a trembling voice. "I took three rubles from your wife... never anything more". "Did you now? You see, I never made a note of it. Take three from fourteen. That leaves eleven. Here's your money, my dear. Three, three, three... one and one. Take it, my dear". I gave her the eleven rubles. With trembling fingers she took them and slipped them into her pocket. "Merci," she whispered. I jumped up, and began pacing up and down the room. I was in a furious temper. "Why did you say 'merci?" I asked. "For the money". "Don't you realize I've been cheating you? I steal your money, and all you can say is 'merci"!' "In my other places they gave me nothing". " They gave you nothing! Well, no wonder! I was playing a trick on you - a dirty trick... I'll give you your eighty rubles, they are all here in an envelope made out for you. Is it possible for anyone to be such a nitwit? Why didn't you protest? Why did you keep your mouth shut? It is possible that there is anyone in this world who is so spineless? Why are you such a ninny"Ø She gave me a bitter little smile. On her face I read the words: "Yes, it is possible". I apologized for having played this cruel trick on her, and to her great surprise gave her the eighty rubles. And then she said "merci" again several times, always timidly, and went out. I gazed after her, thinking how very easy it is in this world to be strong. (MORE)
at first, we should consider that this drama is a farce, so its main purpose is entertainment not instruction.in farce, actions are not that much serious. nevertheless, it can have a theme. the theme in this drama can be the lack of self awareness because the protagonists(popov and smirnov) think th…at they are not gonna fall in love, but ironically they did. another theme can be that given the circumstances, no matter have hard you have tried not to change, you may change. (MORE)
"The Looking Glass" is a short story written by Russian authorAnton Chekhov. To briefly summarize the plot, the story is about agirl named Nellie who dreams of having the perfect husband, andafter she finds him, she dreams mainly of his death.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian physician, author anddramaturge. He was born in Taganrog, Russian Empire on January 29,1860 and died in Badenweiler, German Empire on July 15, 1905.