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Anton Chekhov – ‘Dama s sobachkoi’ (‘The Lady and the Lapdog’) Points to consider Theme 1. If this is a love story, what is it saying about love? Is this a story about Anna’s discovery of love, or Gurov’s? More Gurov’s. First, we see the story from his p.o.v. then Love is not right, How people feel about each other 2. How is Gurov characterized? Is the author-narrator’s attitude towards him sympathetic, or gently ironic? (look closely at his initial description and the details which are given about his attitude towards women are these attitudes which the author-narrator shares?). To what extent is Gurov contrasted with the other male characters in the story? I don’t think that its sympathetic, his description as a character is pretty ugly as a person. almost always spoke ill of women, and when they were talked about in his presence, used to call them "the lower breed." - and yet he could not get on for two days together without "the lower breed." That is hypocritical description. Who are you then, if you feel better among
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