5 October 2011 Perspective is the most dominant aspect of literature in “The Lady with the Dog.” Anton Chekhov vividly presents the search of one man looking for happiness in this intriguing short story. Through the main character Dmitri, he finds himself struggling with the constrictions that society has placed upon him, but if there was a different perspective, such as a feminist view on the situation at hand. This perspective would add a more sensitive point to the story, and probably make it less interesting for the plot, narration and the symbolism in the story. The plot of this Russian tale clearly depicts the interests of one man, Dmitri, who struggles with the lack of enthusiasm he feels in his marriage, until he turns toward a new woman, Anna. “She was a tall, erect woman with dark eyebrows, staid and dignified, and, as she said of herself, intellectual. She read a great deal, used phonetic spelling, called her husband, not Dmitri, but Dimitri, and he secretly considered her unintelligent, narrow, and inelegant, was afraid of her, and did not like to be at home. He had begun being unfaithful to her long ago” (Booth, and Mays 231). If this story was told in a feminist view it would begin with the lady that Dmitri sees at the resort, and it might depict a reason why she is there in the first place. Maybe she is stressed in her personal life and needs the same freedoms that Dmitri does? Maybe she is there for a business meeting? The lady uses the resort as more than just a get-away, she needs it, she can’t go back to real life without some sort of healing or excitement. “Time goes fast, and yet it is so dull here!” (Booth, and Mays 232), says the lady with a longing to be needed as more than just a wife, or lover. One of the main points of this story is that the lady and Dmitri find themselves sneaking away to be with each other, but each struggle with the societal pressures of staying with their original partners. Anna is in a constant panic of worry that Dmitri will lose all respect for her because she has been sleeping with him, but she is soon relieved and is called to return home to her husband. Anna struggles with the emotions she feels between her duty of being a wife, and the carefree living of being Dmitri’s lover. After their departure of each other, Dmitri finds himself going about his normal routine hoping that his thoughts of Anna would fade. If this story was told in a woman’s perspective, it would have been much of the same feelings but with more emotion. When this emotion does not subside Dmitri visits Anna and confesses his love for her, she in turn telling him her equally strong feelings for him and promises to visit him soon, but is mildly irritated that he has intruded on her in this way. Anna cannot push aside the feelings she has for Dmitri, but feels intensely guilty for lying so often. The narration is a huge portion of this short story, it is seen through a man’s eyes, Dmitri’s, and because of that the story is in sort of a depressed mood feeling like he is stuck in his life. If Anna was telling this story the whole tone of the short story would have a more emotional and dramatic feel to it which is shown in the readings when she speaks about her husband “My husband may be a good, honest man, but he is a flunkey! I don’t know what he does there, what his work is, but I know he is a flunkey! I was twenty when I was married to him. I have been tormented by curiosity; I wanted something better. There must be a different sort of life” (Booth, and Mays 234). Anna shows how emotional she can be which makes some parts of the original text interesting, and entertaining. The temperature of Russia has been warmed mildly because of the deep emotions that are being played out in “The Lady with the Dog” that enchant readers to see what is to come of the two lovers. There are many symbols that add to The Lady with the Dog that help add to the rich culture of Russia. One of the most
I plan to analyze the study of crime based on these three perspectives, structural fundamentalism, conflict and interactionism. Each of these perspectives have their own reasoning and theories to back up their concept.
The structural functionalist theory is one of the theories used by sociologists in an attempt at explaining the various ways in which sections of the society meet their demands. The theory tries to justify how social institutions meet their various demands…
Through her discussion on the topic, Dale (2001) demonstrates that a vital part of developing a sustainable future is ensuring the social well being of citizens, and committing to environmental equity. Poverty, stemming from unemployment and reductions in social services, affects the way millions of people live globally (Dale, 2001). According to Dale (2001), because of steep population growth, the United Nations Population Division estimated that as many as two-thirds of the…
In our society many issues transpire around us each day such as drug abuse, violence, and poverty. Poverty has been existing for ages way before we were born, meaning it is a long standing chronic suffering with no stop to it, yet. People are feeling increasingly helpless and frustrated as the problems worsen. Government programs have obviously not been helping because issues with poverty are still present today.
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4. H. Saffer, "Alcohol Advertising and Motor Vehicle Fatalities," Review of Economics and Statistics, 79 (3) (August 1997).
5. H. Saffer, "Alcohol Advertising Bans and Alcohol Abuse: An International Perspective," Journal of Health Economics, 10 (1991).iversity. His profile appears later in this issue.
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makeup exam, you must contact the Teaching Assistant to schedule an exam date within the
shortest time period possible. Note that the content and/or format of the makeup exam may
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Writing embedded in this perspective is typically saturated
in an optimism about how either an organization’s
knowledge assets can be shared directly via
information technology systems or that such processes
can be supported and facilitated by information technology.
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The Right Perspective
We are told, and we all believe, that there are some things we ought to do and others that we ought not. Ethics is an examination of these ought’s or norms of behavior. Lets interpret the following scenario and its dilemma. Your best friend confides you a document with an almost finished project that could cure cancer. Your wife, who ironically works in the same field as your best friend, encounters this document. A discussion is brought upon you with your wife to go behind…
contains PSYCH 570 Week 2 Individual Assignment Applying Organizational Psychology Paper
Psychology - General Psychology
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you explain how the principles of organizational psychology can be applied to organizational recruitment and socialization. Address the following items in your paper:
Discuss the recruitment process from an organizational and applicant perspective.
Explain how the principles of organizational psychology can be used in the recruitment…
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1. Cover page containing: title of work; author(s) name(s), SIGNATURES, and student ID number; course name and number; date submitted.
2. Introduction containing: (a) the main question(s) to be addressed in the paper; (b) why the question(s) is (are) important; (c) reference to the context of the question(s), that is, the broader legal or social issues to which it is (they are) relevant; (d) a summary of the evidence that you will be…
From the beginning till the end of the semester, I have changed my perspective on writing. My greatest weakness in writing was not having a clear topic to write about and this would then leave me writing “fluff” and painfully trying to reach the minimum amount of pages required by the instructors. By having a clear topic, I am able to get my point across in a clear and concise manner. I had to dig deeper into what I really wanted to write about. I had to find the real solution to the question…