The Bear | Study Guide

William Faulkner

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Overview

Author

William Faulkner

First Performed

1888

Type

Play

Genre

Comedy, Romance

About the Title

The Bear refers to Grigory Smirnov's stubborn intrusion into Elena Popova's quiet life. She accuses him of being like "a bear" because he refuses to leave her house even after she asks him to come back later. The insult wounds Smirnov's pride to the point that he challenges Popova to a duel.

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