The Bet | Study Guide

Anton Chekhov

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Overview

Author

Anton Chekhov

Year Published

1889

Type

Short Story

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"The Bet" is narrated from a third-person limited omniscient point of view that mostly follows the banker.

Tense

"The Bet" is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The plot of "The Bet" is based on a bet, or wager, which arises spontaneously between two men: the lawyer agrees to remain imprisoned for 15 years in exchange for "two million" from the banker. This bet is intended to prove whether life imprisonment is more or less moral than capital punishment.

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