Antov Chekhovs misery: All Gray Essay

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Antov Chekhovs "misery": All Gray

Antov Chekhov's "Misery": All Gray


Curtis W Moore
Eng. 102
Dr. McCoy
30 Oct. 96
Theme 2-1

In the story "Misery" by Antov Chekhov, I identified despair and misery
as a theme. The surroundings amplify the sentiment of the main character, Iona
Potapov. Cold and gray surrounds' Iona Potapov and he is extremely miserable.
Iona Potapov wants to speak to another human about his son's death but no one
will listen. Failing to speak with any humans, Iona is resigned to speak with
his horse.
At the beginning of the story Anton Chekhov sets the environment for the
story. "The twilight of evening." (30) While reading this story, I envision
the scenery by what Anton Chekhov wrote. "Big flakes of wet snow are whirling
lazily about the street lamps, which have just been lighted, and lying in a thin
soft layer on the roofs, horses' backs, shoulders, caps." (30) The picture
portrayed is that of dull, gloomy, sludge and gray ash covering all of the
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