"The Bet" Anton Chekhov

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Who wrote "The Bet"?

Anton Chekhov

What is the setting?

Banker's house and lodge- 1870- 1885 (Russian Empire)

Who are the characters?

banker and lawyer (25 years old at the beginning of the story, 40 at the end)

What are the conflcts?

man vs. himself and man vs. man

what literary devices are used/

flashback, foil, irony, metaphor, mythological allusion, dynamic character

what is the bet?

fifteen years os solitary confinment for two millions

what is the lawyer allowed to have?

piano, books, letter writing, wine, smoking

year one

played piano and read "light" novles

year two

read the "classics"

year five

played piano, drank wine, wrote and tore up writing

year six

studied languages, philisophy, and history

years seven, eight and nine

read six hundred books

year eleven

read the four Gosples (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)

years twelve and thirteen

read theology and histories of relegion

years fourteen and fifteen

read randomly, natural sciences, byron, philisophly, shakespere, chemistry, medicine, novel, theology

tone

pessimistic

fear factor

fear of bankruptcy- led him to kill the man

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