An Approach to Reevaluating and Understanding Chekhov in the Perspective of Theme, Motif, Symbol and Writing Style

Abstract

Anthon   Chekhov   can   strikingly   be   marked   out   for   his   artistic   ingenuity in   composing   his    short   stories    imbued    with   cornucopia   of    ideas   with   pinpoint   accuracy. He   has   amassed    so    many   cutting    edge   ideas   which   represent    the   matter   of    opinions    which   can    be   often    described   as   a   sense   of   sentimental, emotive,   equivocal, weird, funny, and   even   haunting and   taunting .  A gushing   outlet of   emotional   intelligence   and   essence   of    life   are   found   in   Anthon   Chekhov’s   writing. Chekhovian   short  stories    do   not  let  the  reader   a  solid   message   rather   it  caters  to  the  readers  to   give   room   to   extract   the   themes  of   the   stories   from  abyss of  twist and turn  . Russian   literature    owes    to    Chekhov    by    large   for   he   got   the   nerves   of    the   Russian   people    and    their    turn   of    mind.  His    delineation   of   the   characters   is    enshrouded   in   delicate   touch   and    his   dealings   with   the   characters   has   an   emollient   tone. His experiential   learning   with   the   social    maladies   bounds him to present the scenario    of decadent, corroding and worked-up   society of Russia. His    play   with   the   word   also   contributes   to    the creation   of   the    characterization   more    sharply    and   nicely. His   words   are   woven into inviting creation   with a   single   thread   polished with fine   texture. His   plot  is  pregnant  with  comical   references  resulting  in  presenting  the  malaise   of  Russian   society. Broadly speaking, his    writing   has   always   been   the showcases of   human   characters   and    complexities   of the world.

Keywords: Characters, Chekhov, Motif, Symbols, Theme, Writing Style


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